In cases where multiple teeth have been lost, implants are an ideal way to replace teeth without the drawbacks of traditional bridges or partial dentures.
In this case, the patient had lost his lower front six teeth to gum disease. The model of his teeth below shows the positions of the implants that would support his final bridge.
Four Implants in position to replace the missing front six teeth
By replacing the teeth with a porcelain covered esthetic bridge, the patient was able to smile again. This photo from the patient's next checkup appointment shows why implants can be better than the real thing: porcelain doesn't stain or decay. That's a major advantage when patients are at severe risk for future cavities.
The natural teeth stained and decayed, but the implant bridge looks as good as when it was placed.