Implant Supported Bridge

A dental implant is a titanium post that serves as a root for the new artificial replacement tooth. The implant is placed into the jawbone. As the bone heals, it fuses to the titanium post, making it permanent part of patients body.

An implant-supported bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. Then the artificial crowns are connected to each other to form one piece. 

Implant Supported Bridge

An implant-supported bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing. It also may be used when your dentist is concerned that you might put too much pressure on individual implants that are not connected to each other.


Such a bridge reduces the pressure on the individual implants in the bone, and spreads the chewing forces across the entire bridge.

Implant Supported Bridge

 


Dental implants are superior to classical bridges for replacing missing teeth. With conventional bridgework, the teeth surrounding missing teeth must be ground down. Dental implants eliminate the need to damage these adjacent teeth.

What are the advantages of implant-supported bridges over fixed bridges or removable partial dentures?

Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported bridges replace teeth without need to damage adjacent natural teeth. Other common treatments for the loss of several teeth, such as fixed bridges or removable partial dentures, are dependent on adjacent teeth being cut down to accommodate crowns. 

Implant Supported Bridge

In addition, because implant-supported bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. With a classical fixed bridge or removable partial denture, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth root may begin to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. 



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