Posts Tagged ‘Bridge’

Recent Implants placed in our Office

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
Bone Level implant

This was done with a zirconia abutment, which is white so there will be no “metal showing” even if the gum receeds. Which will probably not happen because this was such a thick gingival biotype.

Bridge Replacement


Bridge was sectioned, the patient healed for 6 months and after about a year has come back desiring teeth in that area. I explained that we could do implants. Below are the placed implants and the CT scan workup for this site.

Patient had a front tooth that jetted out and didn’t want to re-trude it with an appliance.

We placed an immediate implant. This is where we can take out the tooth atraumatically and place the implant in the extraction site. We then place a bone graft and a collagen membrane and suture the flap closed.

immediate Implant front tooth.

Lower Left Implant Placed where patient was missing a tooth.

A CT Scan should always be taken prior to implants to give the surgeon forsight in to the vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels.

Tissue Level Straumann SLA implant 4.8mm diameter was placed in the area of #18.

Options for Replacing Teeth

Friday, June 25th, 2010

There are several reasons why a patient may decided to have dental implants to replace missing teeth. Most common are:

1. Advanced Periodontal Disease: where many teeth are loose and there is insufficient bone support for these teeth.

2. Gross Caries to Bone Level: When teeth are decayed all the way to the bone and there is no way the teeth can be saved.

3. Large Root Abscesses: The tips of the roots of teeth in bone have been abscess and infected for so long that large bone loss has occurred and it is necessary to extract the teeth.

4. Dentures do not fit well or have poor suction etc.

5. Patient does not like dentures and wants something that is non-removable or fixed.

Options to Replace Multiple Missing Teeth

Implant-Assisted Prosthesis

Locator Abutments

Bar and Clips

Implant-Supported Prosthesis

Fixed Hybrid Denture

Fixed Implant Bridge

Implant Bridge

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

dimplantseminarfinal_Page_004_Image_0003An implant bridge is an excellent option for patients missing 3 or more teeth in series. Ideally, it is more mechanically advantageous to have one implant per implant crown. But an implant bridge can restore 3-4 implant crowns splinted in series over 2 or more implants. It is best not to restore implant bridges beyond the ratio of 2 implant crowns to 1 implant.  Three units to 2 fixtures is an acceptable ratio, but 1 unit to 1 fixture is the most mechanically favorable.