Multi teeth implants or an ‘implant supported bridge’ is when three or more teeth need to be replaced. Usually, two implants can be placed to support three teeth giving the name ‘dental implant bridge’. The bridge is screwed in and not removable just like real teeth.
At this appointment we will place the implants in the mouth. The dental implants will then be left to heal for around 3-4 months. During this period of time the bone slowly ‘fuses’ to the implants. This is painless procedure which is done under local anaesthetic. You generally do not feel any sharpness or pain during the entire process. For our more anxious patients , IV sedation is available and so is Nitrous oxide.
After 3 – 4 months we will then check the integration and stability of the implants. At the same appointment we will then either take a 3D digital scan of your jaw with our Trios Scanner or take traditional impressions/moulds of your jaw. The purpose of this is to capture the position of the implant.
These scans or impressions will then be sent to a laboratory. The laboratory will then hand-make the dental implant bridge or “teeth” to fit your mouth exactly. Usually the teeth /bridges are made out of ceramic materials that are very strong, aesthetically pleasing and do not stain over time
At this appointment we will insert the bridge and make sure that it fits your mouth and bite precisely. Congratulations, you have a new set of teeth!