For a Complete Smile without Compromise
Missing a series of teeth? An implant bridge may be the right solution for you. An alternative to traditional dental bridges, which use adjacent crowns as anchors for a prosthetic, implant bridges rely on specifically placed dental implants to support the restoration.
When you opt for a conventional dental bridge, your healthy teeth have to be prepared, often requiring the enamel to be reduced in order to support the anchoring crowns. Also, because the bridge requires support from adjacent teeth, they can add stress or pressure to your teeth, weakening them over time. In some cases, patients may experience additional tooth loss if traditional dental bridges are used as a long-term solution.
Why Choose Implant Bridges?
Implant-retained dental bridges make sense as a long-term solution for missing teeth, because they do not cause wear or additional stress on healthy teeth. In fact, because dental implants restore the whole tooth, including the root below the gums, they stop the bone from resorbing, or deteriorating. Once placed, your jawbone fuses to the titanium implant and keeps your mouth functioning just like it would if your natural teeth were still intact. Because of this, you’ll never have to worry about your gums receding due to deterioration, and there’s no metal bridgework to expose.
Dental implants are durable and able to support a bridge of several teeth, even with biting force. Dr. Sneed and her team of doctors will ensure your implants are perfectly placed, and each restoration is artfully crafted to blend in with your healthy, natural teeth.
Your situation is unique. That’s why we’ll evaluate your needs and create an implant bridge that works specifically for you. How the bridge is placed depends on several factors:
- How many teeth you are missing
- The current health of your bone and gums
- The functionality and stress points of your bite
- The overall cosmetic design
Whether you’re looking to replace missing teeth for the first time, or you need an upgrade for an older, ill-fitting or unnatural-looking conventional dental bridge, we’re here to help. Come discover the difference implant bridges can make on your smile.