An incomplete smile creates more than just aesthetic concerns. If you’ve lost two or more teeth, you’ve probably noticed some changes to your oral health and functions. As you lose teeth, it can be difficult to chew many of your favorite foods, which can create imbalances in your diet that harm your general health. You may even notice your remaining teeth are slowly moving out of position. It’s easy for the gaps in your smile to create a negative outlook on your appearance and your daily life. We can help you regain a complete, beautiful smile with an implant-retained bridge. You can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth with dental implants!
Patients who have lost two teeth in a row would typically require a fixed bridge to close the gap. A bridge of all-ceramic material replicates the surfaces of your teeth. The device is held in place by attaching dental crowns to your adjacent teeth.
Although this method is effective, it relies on healthy teeth for support. An implant-retained bridge uses a standalone method. An implant post is inserted into your jawbone to support the bridge, so you won’t need to permanently alter healthy teeth.
Several missing teeth in a row can also be replaced with a traditional fixed bridge, but you can also use dental implants. An implant post at either end supports the bridge. This replicates the entire tooth structure, including the roots. As a result, it stops dental drift to preserve your remaining teeth to improve your overall oral health.
A partial denture can fill the space of several missing teeth throughout an arch. Although it’s effective, it will always have its limitations. You can resolve the common complaints of a traditional partial using dental implants. Depending on which teeth you’ve lost, you can benefit from a combination of an implant-retained bridge and single unit implants. We’ll evaluate your tooth loss to create a customized treatment plan.
Dental implants replace both the root and crown of a tooth. As a result, they provide a variety of benefits that can’t be achieved using a traditional prosthetic, such as:
You don’t need to live with the challenges of an incomplete smile. We can replace multiple missing teeth with an implant-retained bridge. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental implants.