When several neighboring teeth are missing, an implant-supported bridge is the most recommended treatment option for replacing them. A traditional dental implant bridge consists of one or two artificial teeth connected to crowns on both sides that are placed on dental implants to hold the bridge in place. A dental implant bridge may be used to replace three or more missing teeth.
When multiple neighboring teeth are missing, the bone will begin to resorb and shrink at a rapid pace. The surrounding teeth will begin to shift and move into the open space. The remaining teeth begin to overcompensate for the lost teeth and they too risk being lost. Patients will be referred to a specialist outside the office where the implants will be placed by the specialist. Then Dr. Huff will restore the implants with dental crowns and bridges.