If you are missing one or more teeth, or if you have recently had an extraction, implant-supported bridges are a sturdy, durable way to fill the gaps in your smile. These restorations will attach directly to dental implants, which form a permanent, extremely stable foundation. Your prosthetic can look and function almost exactly like your natural teeth. Berger Dental Group proudly offers implant-supported bridges at our Elgin and Columbia, SC, offices. Dr. Robert F. Berger and his team are highly experienced with implant dentistry. Thanks to their expertise, you can undergo implant surgery and receive your custom restoration all in one convenient location.
Implant-supported bridges offer superior stability and strength over traditional restorations.
Like traditional bridges, implant-supported bridges can replace one to two consecutively missing teeth. If you have lost more teeth, a partial denture will typically be more appropriate for you. When determining your candidacy for implants, your dentist will also consider your jawbone health. To qualify for this type of restoration, you must have a sufficient amount of bone tissue. Fortunately, even if you have suffered jaw recession, you may be able to undergo bone grafting to rebuild a strong foundation for the implants. Our team will take x-rays and scans of your jaw to evaluate your candidacy for an implant-supported bridge, as well as your need for preparatory treatments.
When you receive an implant-supported bridge, your dentist will begin by surgically placing two or more implant posts in your jawbone. Once the implants are in place, they will integrate with the surrounding bone tissue over the next four to six months. During this recovery process, you will wear a temporary, removable bridge. Once your jaw has completely healed, we can attach your bridge to the tops of the implants for a completely restored smile. During your consultation, our team can review your unique dental implants timeline to ensure you feel confident in your procedure.
Implant-supported bridges are far more secure than removable restorations and traditional bridges. You can eat a whole range of foods while experiencing superior comfort and stability.
Your implant-supported bridge can have tremendous and lasting benefits. First, this restorative option is far more secure than removable restorations and traditional bridges. You can eat a whole range of foods while experiencing superior comfort and stability. Additionally, in contrast to traditional bridges, these restorations provide significant health benefits. Implant-supported bridges do not require alteration of your nearby teeth, and also prevent jawbone recession. Because the posts will replace your dental roots, your will send regenerative signals to your jaw keeping your bone strong.
Along with these functional benefits, our implant-supported bridges are extremely realistic. We use advanced materials, such as porcelain and zirconia, to craft our restorations. Not only can these materials match the shade of your teeth, they can provide a realistic sheen to blend with your smile, filling gaps and preventing other teeth from shifting out of place.
If you are missing teeth, do not hesitate to seek the best restorative treatment for your smile. To learn more about implant-supported bridges and to find out if this type of restoration is right for you, contact Berger Dental Group today.
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