What is an implant-supported bridge?
An implant-supported bridge is similar to a tooth-supported bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by your natural teeth. An implant-supported bridge in Farmersville and Van Alstyne, Texas, is used when there are two or more missing teeth in a row. After the implants are placed and have properly integrated or fused to the bone, two or more crowns are placed to fill in the missing space.
Why would I need an implant-supported bridge?
If you need to replace two or more missing teeth in a row, then an implant-supported bridge may be your best solution. Unlike partial dentures that are removable, implant-supported bridges are fixed, meaning they cannot be taken in and out of the mouth. They offer unparalleled strength and stability compared to their removable partial counterparts. This allows you to eat what you want and speak in public without the fear of your teeth becoming loose. An implant-supported bridge will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance. Be sure to discuss your goals with Drs. Horsley and Walker, and they will help you in any way possible.
Benefits of an implant-supported bridge from Harvest Dental:
- It is the only fixed (not removable) alternative when multiple teeth in a row are missing.
- It is a stable, secure solution that lets you eat what you want.
- It preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss.
Alternatives to an implant-supported fixed bridge:
- Removable partial denture – This alternative is often perceived as uncomfortable and complicated to use. Its Function can’t be compared to that of a tooth-supported or implant-supported bridge. A removable partial denture is made of plastic – a material that can’t create the same aesthetic result as a porcelain crown. The benefits are few but do exist- it is less expensive and easier to install when compared to a fixed dental implant-supported bridge.
You are invited to call our team at 469-812-7100 to address any concerns or schedule your visit with our dentists.