What are Implant-Supported Bridges?
Implant-supported bridges involve a pair of implants that are placed to hold a bridge securely in your mouth. This type of restoration can restore a series of missing teeth in the mouth without the needing to have a partial denture made. Having this type of bridge placed will preserve the jawbone and surrounding teeth, helping you maintain the shape and health of your smile.
Why would Implant-Supported Bridges be needed?
Implant-supported bridges may be needed when someone has lost multiple teeth in a row, leaving a large gap in the dentition. Rather than having to get a partial denture to fill the space, two implants can be used to support the restoration that will completely close the gap. The restoration will help keep bone of the jaw healthy and prevent teeth from moving.
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Who is a candidate for Implant-Supported Bridges?
To determine if you’re a candidate for an implant-supported bridge, we will examine your mouth and take a look at the health of your jawbone in the area. From this we can determine if your bone is healthy enough to have implants placed, or if you will need a bone graph prior to the procedure. If you have any conditions that affect your ability to heal from surgery, then having implants placed may not be possible. Our team will work with you to determine if an implant-supported bridge is the best option available for you. This treatment is great for people who have large gaps in their dentition from multiple missing teeth, but who want a more permanent solution than a partial denture.