Before we talk about the amazing treatment options available with an implant bridge, let’s get some terminology clear. A bridge is a dental treatment option that simply bridges the gap of a missing tooth. This treatment requires the use of two additional teeth on either side of the gap. The teeth are prepared for crowns and along with the missing tooth are created into one solid unit. The bridge is then securely cemented onto your teeth, restoring the missing tooth. With a fixed bridge or a removable partial. The bone that surrounded the tooth might begin to resorb. That’s because jaw bones require pressure, to stay healthy and intact. To help overcome this challenge, a dental implant bridge is the ideal treatment solution.
What Is A Bridge?
An implant supported bridge is a lot like a conventional dental bridge. But instead of needing your natural teeth for support, it uses implants. Let’s imagine you have three missing teeth in your lower jaw. Your treatment options are either a lower partial denture that comes in and out or an implant supported bridge. A lower partial is a dated treatment option that requires you to remove the restoration and clean it. It can also cause significant problems for the surrounding teeth and the jaw bone. Gums and bone can recede around a partial denture that leaves a visible and lasting effect. The resorbed bone beneath a partial can ultimately lead to a collapsed jaw bone, leaving your smile less than attractive. What’s worse, the cement holding the partial in place can be gunky and difficult to use. However, a dental implant bridge is the perfect solution because it is permanent and it remains in your mouth.
When you’re ready to explore this dynamic treatment option, call our visit our office today. Dr. Hartman and his team are fully committed to ensuring your complete satisfaction.