Written by: on May 29, 2015 @ 10:38 am

IBAlthough your teeth are important to you, when you lose one or two, especially if they are back molars, it is easy not to do anything about it. No one can see way back there, and although you have to chew on the other side…well, you can live with that, right? Wrong. There are consequences that come with not replacing missing teeth, besides being uncomfortable. For instance, what if you have three missing molars in a row? That makes it very hard to chew food, especially hard, crunchy food. What can you do about it? Today we have another scenario for fixed implant bridges.

Traditional Denture vs. Fixed Bridge

Traditional dentures do not give you enough stability and, therefore, reduced function when relied upon for the back of your mouth. The human jaw can exert up to 150 pounds of pressure, so your molars take a real beating. It is important for your chewing and swallowing safety that whatever prosthesis you choose to replace those missing teeth with is strong enough and stable enough to handle the pressure you put on your molars.

Fixed Bridge for Multiple Teeth

A fixed bridge can offer the same stability as your natural dentition. You can eat whatever you want and chew freely without having to worry or feel discomfort. It can also prevent bone loss and the sunken-in facial appearance that results from it.  In the case of a fixed bridge for three missing teeth, the bridge consists of an artificial tooth in the middle and a crown on each end. Two implants are surgically placed into your jaw bone, to which the two crowns will be bonded. It can take up to two months for the titanium implant posts to osseointegrate with the natural bone. Once the healing is complete the bridge is permanently cemented to the implant posts.


To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.

Catogories: Patient Education, Restorative Dentistry

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