Types of Fixed, Implant-Supported Restorations
There are two types of implant-supported systems. The first type is removable and needs to be detached every night for cleaning. The second is fixed, which means that it is permanent. If you decide on a fixed restoration, then you will need to choose from the following:
• Crown: A single restoration that is affixed to an implant.
• Bridge: Either one or two implants are strategically placed as posts at the anterior edges of the gap where the teeth once were. The anterior posts serve as support for the artificial teeth or resin that is used to fill in the gap.
• Partial Denture: For individuals who are missing multiple teeth in a specific area.
• Full Arch: A solution for someone who is missing all of their teeth on either one or both of their upper or lower arches.
|•||You may have to undergo a bone grafting procedure if there is not enough bone available for the implants to fuse to.|
|•||Fixed implants are often more expensive than other temporary solutions.|
|•||The length of time and the number of procedures a patient requires varies greatly. Implants, typically take longer than other solutions.|