An implant bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. In most cases, when an implant-supported bridge is used, one implant is placed in the jawbone for each missing tooth. Then the crowns are connected to each other to form one piece.
Bridge vs Implant
When Is This Used?
An implant-supported bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing. It also may be used when your prosthodontist is concerned that you might put too much pressure on individual implants that are not connected to each other. For example, clenching or grinding your teeth can put a lot of pressure on individual implants. This can increase the chances that they will loosen from the bone and fail. An implant bridge reduces the pressure on the individual implants in the bone, and spreads it across the entire bridge.
Implant-Supported Bridge (Anterior- Impression)
Upper Jaw Implant Bridge (All-on-Four)
Types of Upper or Lower Jaw Implant Bridges (All-on-Four)
Case 2 (old style 5-6 implants)
Upper and Lower Jaw Implant Bridges