Using implants to support a dental bridge is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
Like other bridges, a dental bridge uses abutments for support and to hold it in place.
Dental implants are small titanium cylinders that are surgically inserted into the bone of the jaw to replace the roots of missing teeth.
Artificial teeth are attached to the implants and can be used as part of a bridge.
Placing a bridge after teeth have been lost can prevent a chain reaction of problems that could affect your entire mouth.
Teeth need each other for support and when a tooth is lost the biting forces change on the teeth next to the space and they begin shift over time.
When a tooth no longer has anything to chew against it starts to extrude out of the socket which can result in tooth loss.
A partial denture is another way to solve the problem of missing teeth; however there are several advantages to an implant supported bridge.
- You can avoid the clasps and metal work associated with a partial denture, AND
- An implant can stop the continuing bone loss that begins when teeth are removed.
Using dental implants to support a bridge is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
Den-Care Smile Center is a cosmetic dentistry practice with 2 offices locations in Lake County, IL and has been creating beautiful smiles for our Chicago area patients since 1969.
To learn more about implant supported dental bridges and what treatment options may be best for you, contact Den-Care Smile Center at 1-847-DENTIST or visit us online at dencaresmilecenter dot com.