When you’re looking into replacing missing teeth you’ll likely have several options to choose from. Two of the most popular solutions are implants bridges, and all-on-4 implants from our Woodstock, Georgia dental practice.
What Is An Implant Bridge?
To restore a row of missing teeth, we’ll surgically place a two or more implants in that space. Then we’ll attach a bridge on top of the implants. A bridge is a connection of lab fabricated crowns, with some attached to the implants while the others float over the gum tissues.
What Are All-on-4 Implants?
All-on-4 uses a minimum of four implants (sometimes six) placed at key points throughout the arch. We then create an acrylic appliance that looks like a cross between a bridge and a denture. The appliance only fills in the area of your missing teeth, rather than the roof of your mouth like a traditional denture. And just like bridges, it is non-removable.
Implants Bridge vs. All-on-4 Implants?
Here are some of the most important comparisons between bridges and implants to help you decide which one is best for your situation:
- Both options are fixed and permanent, meaning that you don’t have to remove them.
- Both treatments require daily flossing to protect the implants supporting them.
- Implant bridges look and feel more natural than All-on-4 implants, but All-on-4 still feels more comfortable than traditional dentures.
- All-on-4 implants are more affordable than a full arch consisting of multiple implant bridges.
Implants in Woodstock, Georgia
If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth with something permanent like implants, then contact Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists today to find out which option is best.