A bridge is a fixed prosthetic that works by attaching an artificial tooth to surrounding teeth or a dental implant.
This prosthetic is a literal bridge because it fills the gap left by a missing tooth. A bridge can be a great option to
replace one to two teeth but requires the adjacent teeth to be in sound condition.
- Full Arch Fixed Replacement
This procedure works by inserting strategically placed dental implants. These implants are used to attach a full arch
bridge securely in the mouth. Instead of replacing one missing tooth, a full arch replaces an entire row of teeth.
Because it is a permanent procedure using dental implants, this option takes several visits but is extremely durable and
can provide the closest possible alternative to your natural teeth.
- Full Arch Removable Replacement
A full arch removable replacement also works to replace an entire row of teeth. However, unlike a full arch fixed
replacement, this procedure can be removed. This option is not as stable as a fixed replacement but has the benefit of
improved hygiene access. While still utilizing dental implants to prevent bone loss and stabilize the teeth, a removable
option is often a solution that offers security and stability.
- Complete Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partials are the most traditional methods of replacing missing teeth. This prosthetic rests on top of the
gum line and contains customized artificial teeth. They are held in place by the mouth muscles and/or adhesive creams.
In ideal cases, the denture is supported or assisted by dental implants to stabilize the denture and prevent further