Alternatives to dental implants or additions to implant treatments.
Although not too well known in the UK there are viable alternatives (depending on the situation) to having implants fitted.
We offer telescopic bridges and denture which, when correctly done, can last up to 40 years! The telescopic crown principle is explained here.
Another option in the right circumstances is the combination of a fixed bridge with a removable prosthesis via so-called “Precision Attachments”.
Case 1 Telescopic Bridge
Utilizing patients OWN TEETH and 1 implant.
In this case, we wanted to keep the 4 remaining teeth and added 1 titanium implant to construct a removable bridge.
In contrast, a fixed bridge would be difficult to clean and pose a high risk to the remaining teeth (decay, gum disease).
Case 2 Precision Attachments
The situation before and after fitting of the bridge with precision attachments.
Finished treatment: removable prosthesis attached to the fixed bridge (front teeth) via precision attachments.