Implant-supported bridges are a highly effective dental solution designed to replace multiple missing teeth while offering superior stability and functionality. This type of dental bridge is supported by dental implants rather than natural teeth. The implants act as sturdy foundations, anchoring the bridge securely in place. Implant-supported bridges can replace several missing teeth in a row, making them an excellent option for patients with extensive tooth loss.
Are Implant-Supported Bridges Right for Me?
Implant-supported bridges are an ideal choice for individuals who are missing several adjacent teeth and want a reliable, permanent solution. Candidates should have good oral health and enough bone density to support the dental implants. If you have healthy neighboring teeth, an implant-supported bridge can be more beneficial than a traditional dental bridge, as it does not rely on adjacent teeth for support.
The Treatment Process
The process of getting implant-supported bridges typically involves a thorough examination by our dentist and treatment planning phase. Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, and a healing period of several months allows the implants to integrate with the bone. Once the implants are stable, abutments are attached to connect the bridge. The custom-made bridge, crafted to match the patient’s natural teeth, is then secured onto the abutments.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges
Implant-supported bridges offer several advantages:
- They provide exceptional stability and functionality, enabling comfortable chewing and speaking.
- No risk of damage to healthy teeth, as there is no reliance on neighboring teeth like traditional bridges.
- Implant-supported bridges help preserve bone density in the jaw, preventing further bone loss and maintaining facial structure.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
If you have multiple missing teeth and seek a durable and long-lasting solution, consider implant-supported bridges in Mill Creek, Washington. Meet with Dr. Jasmeet Punia at 360 Dental of Mill Creek to learn more! Call us today at 425-999-8159.