If there are a number of missing teeth then we can use multiple implants to support implant retained bridges, which can be extended to fill an entire jaw if needed.
The process for implant retained bridges are very similar to that for an implant retained crown except longer span super structure is placed over the implant supports to enable more teeth to be apparent.
Typically implant work is divided into two stages.
This is the surgical placement stage which can take place at the time of the extraction of the tooth or can be delayed by 6-12 weeks if the area needs to heal. The implant is placed in to the socket and left to fuse (integrate) with the bone. The integration stage can take up to 3 months.
If the tooth was very infected or if a lot of bone has been lost around it, it may be necessary to replace bone or augment the implant site using further surgical techniques that will add to the time and costs involved.
The restorative stage. Once the implant is fully integrated it can be uncovered and restored with a bridge.
If you would like more information or to make an appointment at our Dental Practice in Hawkhurst, Cranbrook on the Kent and East Sussex border please contact our Reception Team on 01580 752202 or firstname.lastname@example.org who will be more than happy to help with any matter.