Implant-based dentures: Bridge on two implants
A dental bridge consists of two or more crowns joined together to replace (“to bridge”) missing teeth. An implant-borne bridge is a very good solution, if several teeth in sequence are missing. In this case, we place two implants into the jaw bone, so that the single bridge elements (crowns) can reach from one end to the other (= from one implant to the other).
You can also consider to close a gap with a conventional dental bridge (not implant-borne). However, an important advantage of the implant-borne alternative is, that no adjacent teeth must be grinded for fixing the bridge. In case of a conventional dental bridge, the bridge elements, which replace the missing teeth, are supported on the adjacent teeth, so when using a conventional bridge, at least two adjacent teeth must be grinded even if they are healthy, which means that valuable tooth substance is lost. When placing implants, no adjacent teeth need to be grinded; their natural substance remains totally intact.