In some cases, Dr. Harrell may not want to put an implant in a certain place in your mouth. There may not be enough jawbone to support an implant, or the location may be too close to a nerve or sinus cavity (above your upper teeth). He determines this from the 3D-Cone Beam scan that is taken at your consultation appointment.

In such a case, Dr. Harrell can avoid the area by placing implants on both sides of the space. An implant-supported bridge will be attached. An implant-supported bridge also can be made similar to a traditional bridge, with a crown suspended between two implant-supported crowns.