Dental Implant Bridge
A dental bridge is used when the teeth on either side of one or more missing teeth are crowned and the crowns linked to each other via another crown called a pontic.
This is a cost effective way of replacing missing teeth and before implants was the only way of providing a fixed replacement for missing teeth. An implant bridge uses implants instead of natural teeth to support a bridge spanning missing teeth.
Careful design is important and your specialist will be able to advise but it may be possible to have an entire arch of bridgework supported by four implants. Implant bridges may be cemented on to abutments making them permanent and difficult to remove without damage to the bridge or retained by small screws that the clinician may remove.