This case shows how implant retained bridges can rescue a damaged dentition and can give excellent long lasting aesthetics.
The original two front teeth were lost at a young age and were replaced with a conventional tooth borne bridge. (The adjacent teeth are cut down for crowns and a fixed 4 unit bridge was cemented in place). These conventional bridges have been the mainstay of prosthetic dentistry for the past 40 years or so and provide excellent medium to long term results. The only problem is that when they fail they have a habit of taking at least one tooth with them and, in this unfortunate case, sometimes both support teeth.
As the remaining roots were too week to be restored in any predictable fashion they were removed and implants placed in the sockets. A three month healing period allowed the implants to integrate with the bone and once they were firm enough they were restored with a bridge. The case has been in place for 4 years and is looking (and feeling) very natural. If the gum health is well maintained then we would expect them to last for many more years to come.
If you would like to know how implants could be used to improve your dental health then please do not hesitate to call the surgery on 01580 752202 and we will be happy to help.