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Implant bridges offer a reliable and natural-looking solution for individuals who have missing teeth. At The Practice, we understand tooth loss impacts your confidence and oral health. That’s why we are committed to providing exceptional dental care, including implant bridges, to help you restore your smile and improve your quality of life.
What Are Implant Bridges?
Implant bridges are dental prostheses that replace multiple missing teeth. They consist of two main components: dental implants and a bridge.
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. The bridge, custom-made to match the appearance of your natural teeth, is attached to the implants to fill the gap created by missing teeth.
Implant bridges are a popular alternative to traditional bridges or removable dentures because they offer superior stability and functionality. They are securely anchored in the jawbone, providing a strong, long-lasting solution that mimics the look and feel of natural teeth.
Advantages of Implant Bridges
Implant bridges offer several advantages over other tooth replacement options, making them a preferred choice for many patients.
Enhanced Stability and Functionality
Unlike removable dentures, implant bridges are securely fixed in the mouth, eliminating the worry of slippage or discomfort while speaking or eating. The dental implants provide a stable foundation for the bridge, allowing you to bite and chew confidently.
Preservation of Jawbone Health
When a tooth is lost, the underlying jawbone may deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. Dental implants placed directly into the jawbone help preserve its structure and prevent bone loss. This maintains the integrity of your facial structure and promotes long-term oral health.
Natural Appearance and Comfort
Implant bridges are custom-designed to match your natural teeth color, shape, and size. The result is a seamless blend that enhances your smile and restores your confidence. Additionally, implant bridges eliminate the discomfort often associated with ill-fitting dentures, providing a comfortable and natural-feeling solution.
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Before & Afters
The Implant Bridge Placement Process
Initial Consultation and Treatment Planning
During your initial consultation at The Practice, our experienced dental team will thoroughly examine your oral health, including the condition of your jawbone and remaining teeth. We will discuss your goals and expectations for the implant bridge treatment, address any concerns you may have, and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Dental Implant Placement
The first step in the implant bridge process involves the surgical placement of dental implants into the jawbone. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. The implants are strategically positioned to provide optimal support for the bridge and promote long-term stability.
Healing and Osseointegration
After implant placement, a healing period is necessary to allow the implants to fuse with the surrounding bone through osseointegration. This integration creates a strong bond between the implants and the jawbone, ensuring the stability and longevity of the implant bridge.
Bridge Design and Fabrication
Once the implants have fully integrated, impressions and digital scans are taken to create a custom bridge that matches your natural teeth. Our skilled dental technicians will craft the bridge with precision and attention to detail, ensuring a comfortable fit and a natural-looking result.
Bridge Placement and Finalization
The final step involves attaching the bridge to the dental implants. The bridge is carefully secured, and adjustments are made to ensure proper fit and bite alignment. Our team will provide thorough aftercare instructions to help you maintain your implant bridge for years.
FAQs about Implant Bridges
Can anyone get implant bridges?
Most individuals with good overall health and sufficient jawbone density are suitable for implant bridges.
How long do implant bridges last?
With proper care and regular dental visits, implant bridges can last many years and even a lifetime.
Is the implant bridge placement procedure painful?
The placement of dental implants is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort during the procedure. Afterward, any post-operative pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
How should I care for my implant bridge?
Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing regularly, along with regular dental check-ups, is crucial for the long-term success of your implant bridge.
Are implant bridges more expensive than other tooth replacement options?
While the upfront cost of implant bridges may be higher than other options, they are a worthwhile investment due to their durability, functionality, and natural appearance.
Implant bridges offered at The Practice provide a reliable and aesthetically pleasing solution for individuals with missing teeth. With their enhanced stability, preservation of jawbone health, and natural-looking results, implant bridges can restore your smile and improve your oral health. Our skilled dental team is committed to delivering exceptional care and ensuring your comfort throughout the implant bridge placement process. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.