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Transcription – Implant-Supported Bridge (Anterior Impression)

An implant supported bridge can be used to replace multiple missing teeth and restore the aesthetics and function of your mouth. It is a single restoration that uses dental implants neighboring the space for support. It typically requires multiple appointments to complete this process. Using dental implants to support your bridge provides a stable, permanent solution, to replace the missing teeth by mimicking the root structure. Anterior Impression also allows you to replace multiple missing teeth when it may not be feasible to place multiple implants that would allow for individual restorations. The process begins with your doctor taking an initial impression of the area; which will be used to plan out your implant placement and design a temporary bridge for you. Next, the area is prepared for placing the dental implants. The implants are then placed into the bone, along with special healing caps. Temporary restoration can be placed over the area while you heal. Your doctor will review with you the best options for your situation. As subsequent visits your doctor will monitor the healing process, letting you know when the area is ready to support a permanent bridge. Once healed an impression is taken of the area and sent to a dental laboratory. While the permanent bridge and abutment are being crafted at the lab, the doctor will attach a temporary bridge to fill the empty space. Once your permanent restoration is completed the abutments are secured to the implants and the permanent bridge is secure to them. With the bridge placement complete, your teeth are restored to optimal shape and function in a way that continues to stabilize, protect, and preserve the surrounding teeth and tissue.