Bridge over implants

The procedure of placing the bridge over the implants is the same as placing them over the real teeth. A fairly effective alternative that resolves situations when the patient has a significant lack of teeth; whether in the lower or upper jaw.

As with placing a tooth on the implant, the bridge over the implant can also be subject to failure. To avoid the risk of compromising the entire bridge structure, it is essential to follow a few rules:

  • Take care of oral hygiene;
  • Pay more attention to cleaning the parts that support the bridge;

Periodic visits to the dentist§

What kind of intervention is needed to place a bridge over implants?

The procedure for placing the bridge over the implants is the same as that of a normal implant surgery.

The intervention must be carefully planned. In order to do this, we start with the patient’s medical history and then proceed with all diagnostic tests.

Thanks to sophisticated technology the dentist will have digital and 3D images of the patient’s anatomy, and with the information gathered, he will be able to plan in detail the placment not only of the implant, but also of the bridge over the implants.

 

Prosthesis over implants

All-On-6 Technique

If you have lost all your teeth or have removable prostheses, a very effective way to restore the feeling of having your teeth once again is the “All-on-6” method. Through this modern and innovative technique it is possible to place all teeth 12 or 14 teeth in both the lower and upper jaw. Say goodbye to old prostheses with fixed prostheses placed on 6 implants!

 

How is this technique applied?

The placement of the fixed prosthesis on 6 implants is done in two stages.

– The first stage consists of implant placement.

– The second stage, which comes after three or six months, consists of placing a fixed prosthesis.

In our clinic it’s also possible the placement of temporary prostheses during the 3 or 6 month period of waiting for the process of implant integration with the bone. Making sure the patient doesn’t completely lose the functional side and of course the aesthetic side during this period.

All-on-4 Technique

This technique is the same as placing a fixed prosthesis on 6 implants, but in this case 4 are placed. The choice between the techniques on six or four implants is influenced by the patient’s bone density, and other medical criteria he/she must meet.

This technique is suitable in cases when:

  • The patient has no teeth in one of the jaws
  • The patient suffers from periodontitis
  • The patient does not have sufficient jaw bone density.

 

All-in-8 Technique

The All on 8 prosthesis are made of 8 dental implant for each dental jaw. It is an optimal procedure for patients who have lost at least 80% of natural teeth. The implants support a fixed (or permanent) dental bridge of 12-14 teeth.

At First the implants will be inserted into the jaw, with a temporary prosthesis. Then a dental bridge or an overdenture removable prosthesis is connected. The operation requires 2 to 4 hours.

Implantology- Dental Implants: Phases and Advantages

The dental implants are a modern dental technique which gives to patients a complete masticatory function and a new smile.

The natural tooth is composed of two parts: the crown (the visible part) and the root (incorporated into the upper or lower jaw bone).

A dental implant replaces the root of the tooth: it is therefore an artificial root, inserted in the mandible or jaw. It is usually a titanium screw or a titanium alloy, a biocompatible material that reduces inflammation and allergies in the oral cavity, it integrates perfectly with the bone and it resists any pressure due to chewing.

 

What is a dental implant made of?

The dental implants are made of 3 parts:

  1. The artificial root or screw: in fact by implant we mean the screw inserted in the mandibular bone, which replaces the missing natural root. It can be of various lengths, depending on the patient’s anatomical needs as well as made of different materials like titanium or zirconium.
  2. A support structure: it is the element that connects the implant to the dental crown. One part is fixed inside the gingiva and the other part protrudes like a pin, on which the crown will be fixed.
  3. The dental crown in ceramic is identical with the natural tooth, as much as you will not find any aesthetic differences.

The phases of dental implantology:

Here is the procedure that we perform to return the smile to our patients with a dental implant:

  • Diagnosis: during the first free visit our medical team will perform in-depth diagnostic and instrumental tests in order to guarantee a personalized treatment plan based on your real clinical needs and in line with your aesthetic and functional expectations.
  • Intervention: in this second phase we proceed to insert the implant into the bone. The operation is performed under local anesthesia.
  • Osseointegration: In this phase you have to wait a few months (3 to 6 months) until the dental implant it integrates into the bone.
  • Final phase: finally the specialist will mount the superstructure to the implant, on which the dental crown will be fixed.

Advantages of dental implants

 

Choosing the dental implants instead of relying on bridges has several advantages:

  • The dental implants are aesthetically identical to natural teeth
  • They are fixed permanently and safely, without any kind of adhesives.
  • They do not show problems for the teeth nearby
  • They are an extremely durable solution if you perform proper oral hygiene on a daily basis.
  • Stability: no mastication problems and no risk of artificial tooth mobility.