Although dental implantation has become a simple procedure, it still requires great competence and expertise as well as the appropriate, modern clinical equipment.
An implant supported bridge (or fixed denture) is a group of teeth secured to dental implants so the prosthetic cannot be removed by the user. Bridges typically connect to more than one implant and may also connect to teeth as anchor points. Typically the number of teeth will outnumber the anchor points with the teeth that are directly over the implants referred to as abutments and those between abutments referred to as pontics. Implant supported bridges attach to implant abutments in the same way as a single tooth implant replacement. A fixed bridge may replace as few as two teeth (also known as a fixed partial denture) and may extend to replace an entire arch of teeth (also known as a fixed full denture). In both cases, the prosthesis is said to be fixed because it cannot be removed by the denture wearer.
Different types of bridges supported by implants
Screw-retained bridge: The superstructure and the bridge are in one piece, and this construction is fixed with a screw to the implant.
Full implant bridge: If anyone has lost all their teeth, most often they want to replace their teeth with a fully fixed solution. At present, the only existing solution is the full implant bridge. In this case, we do not replace each tooth with an implant, mostly for 8 implants we record 12 teeth.
“ALLon4 bridge” (fixed bridge on 4 implants): Thanks to this modern process it has become possible, it is possible to replace the teeth with a fixed buckle on only 4 implants for each jaw. The “ALLon4” system was developed for those who do not have enough bone to implant 8 implants. “ALLon4” is a fast and cost-effective solution to total tooth loss.
Complete prosthesis implants
In the case of total lack of teeth, implants are a great help in fixing the removable denture. Prosthesis fixed on implants are recommended for those looking for a cheaper solution than a fully fixed solution, but they want high quality, beautiful and functional results.