Alternatives To A Fixed Bridge On Implants


An alternative to a fixed bridge is a removable overdenture, which is anchored on implants. The old fashioned denture has many disadvantages and should be avoided if possible.

Removable, Implant Anchored Overdenture

A removable full denture that is connected to either a ball or bar attachment, which in turn is anchored on two or more implants in the front part of the jaw.

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The implants help keep the denture in place and provide better function and comfort. Cost is usually the reason why this solution is chosen over a fixed Dental bridge - although the end result can't be compared.

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A denture is loosely placed on top of the gum to cover the lost teeth. This alternative has no real advantages - except for its low price and easy installation.

The disadvantages are many: discomfort in eating, poor esthetics, affected speech, and sore gums from denture movement. Moreover, a full denture placed in the upper jaw severely reduces the sense of taste.

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