When you lose a tooth, or a couple of teeth that are adjacent to each other, then you can regain your smile’s beautiful appearance and most of your bite’s function with a custom-made dental bridge. What a traditional bridge can’t do, however, is replace the roots of your lost teeth; therefore, traditional bridges lack the support that makes your natural teeth so strong. With dental implants, your dental bridge can offer more complete restoration for your smile, and the benefits of an implant bridge can last for life.
How a Traditional Bridge Works
A dental bridge consists of an appropriate number of custom-designed, highly lifelike replacement teeth (called pontics) and a pair of crowns that support them. The crowns are bonded to adjacent teeth, or abutment teeth, to hold the pontics steadily in place within the gap in your smile. By replacing the visible portions of your teeth, a bridge can restore your smile as well as help keep your bite properly balanced.
Lifelike Bridge Plus Realistic Implants
Unlike conventional tooth replacement options, dental implants are the only option for replacing lost teeth roots, and therefore they offer a more comprehensive solution to tooth loss. An implant post is a small, root like post made from biocompatible titanium. After it is placed in your jawbone, the bone will fuse to the implant’s surface as it heals. Then, your dentist can place your custom-designed bridge on to the implant posts, securing it in place without having to modify your remaining healthy teeth for support.
Is an Implant Bridge Right for You?
With the support of dental implants, you can enjoy a more comfortable, durable, and lifelike dental bridge to replace your lost teeth.
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