Another way to attach a bridge is to install implants on either side of the gap and cover these with crowns.There is no area in the dentistry that has made more rapid advancements than dental implants. Implants have come a long way since they were first introduced, and have a very good success rate if placed by an experienced person.
Dental implants are small prosthetic posts attached to titanium screws that have been surgically inserted into the bone of the jaw. Their purpose is to take the place of the roots of natural teeth that have been lost or removed. They protrude slightly above the gum line, so that crowns or dentures may be snapped on.
The advantage of using titanium as the material for implants is that it is strong, non-toxic, and biologically compatible with the tissues of the mouth.
Implants have the strength, look and feel of natural teeth. Hence, appearance, speaking, and eating are all as good as they would be with the original teeth.