Which prosthesis is best?
Dental prostheses are used to restore and preserve your ability to chew. They’re used when one or several consecutive teeth are missing. There are many types of permanent implant-supported prostheses—the choice will depend on how many teeth need to be replaced. Your treatment plan will take into account these criteria as well as your goals and desired results.
Single prosthetic crown
A prosthetic crown is a good option for replacing a single tooth without affecting the integrity of adjacent teeth. This artificial tooth is permanently secured to an implant.
Implant-supported permanent bridge
This option is used to replace one or several missing teeth (adjoining or not). When adjoining teeth can’t be used as pillars, implants are used instead. The bridge—an artificial tooth that fills the gap—is secured using implant-supported crowns.
Full implant-supported dentures
Full dentures replace all the teeth on a dental arch (upper, lower or both). In most cases, more than two implants are needed to create a solid base that can keep dentures firmly in place.