When a patient is missing more than one tooth, their teeth can be replaced by implant-supported bridges instead of traditional bridges or removable partials (depending on the location and the number of missing teeth). Implant-supported bridges are permanently fixed to the patient’s jawbone, allowing them to look and feel natural without any inconvenience or pain.
Partial dentures are attached to natural teeth to secure them to the mouth. Besides being hard to clean during the day, patients report pressure and often pain when chewing with partial dentures. Partials may lead to the loss of healthy teeth because they do not stimulate the jawbone. Replacing multiple teeth with dental implants is the wiser option for dental health because they fuse with the bone and function as your natural teeth.