This picture starts a series of blogs that will demonstrate from start to completion one option, using dental implants to treat a very common occurance that is seen in all dental offices including my Palm Harbor FL dental office. The three unit tooth supported fixed bridge is/was the most common non-removeable option chosen to replace a single missing tooth. This is traditional dentistry. According to studies there is a 65% probability that a tooth supported fixed bridge will survive and be in function in 15 years. The most common reason for failure is leakage and decay occuring on one or more of the anchor teeth. This picture was taken in my Palm Harbor, Tampa area dentist office after the fixed bridge was separated. The crowned molar to the left in the picture was one anchor, the front tooth anchor is seen decayed under the gum.