What does this retainer look like

I have been told I need to have 2-3 implants or what is described as a 2-3 unit bridge on 20, 21 & 22. I have been advised that I would have to wear some type of retainer for 3 to 6 months while the implants heal.

What does this retainer look like, where can I find a picture of this type of retainer which has the look of teeth in the area where the implants are implanted? The periodontist has explained this to me but the referring dentist has not shown me what this will look like.

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Space Maintainer NEW
by: Sharon B., RDH

It is very important to use a space maintainer or other type of retainer to keep the space between teeth when a tooth is lost prematurely. Otherwise teeth collapse toward each other and the teeth on the opposite arch may supererupt.

There are various types of retainer and it depends on your dentist's personal preference. One type is called a space maintainer which is like a metal band around the tooth, which has a wire loop extending through the area of the missing teeth, and hugging against the tooth on the other side of the space. This is placed temporarily with cement and removed later.

Another type of retainer is a clear plastic retainer similar to a bleaching tray or invisalign whitening tray. This is worn at night and taken off in the daytime.

hey there NEW
by: denver

Actually retainers are mainly meant for restraining your muscles action so that the implants can heal and set properly. Restrainers are actually of many types; the full on one for all the teeth or a semi that is mainly for one side. read more here

What does this retainer NEW
by: Anonymous

Retainer would be preferable for most of the time in most for the implants. This couldn't be seen always. I work with essay writers uk and recently met with some dental issues. Visiting here made my day to get all sort of best tips to handle my problem.

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