Should You Get an Implant Bridge?

Chesapeake VA Family DentistIf you’re missing a tooth, you could be a candidate for a dental bridge. Bridges do more than just fill in a gap in your smile. They help you chew comfortably and preserve the alignment of the rest of your teeth.

But what if you are missing more than one tooth?

A traditional bridge is supported by the natural teeth on either side of a gap. But if the gap is too big, that could put quite the strain on your poor teeth. A practical solution to that problem is simply to put in another supporting “tooth”.

Here at the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we can do this with the help of implants.

What Is an Implant Bridge?
An implant-supported bridge or dental implant bridge is basically what it sounds like: a combination of implant therapy and restorative bridge technology. Our team will assess your smile and help you determine whether an implant is the right option for you. After placement and healing, we’ll design a permanent restoration to finish it off with.

Maintaining Your New Implant Bridge
To make a success out of your restoration, you’ll need to practice excellent oral hygiene. A bridge may essentially be artificial teeth, but it still sits near some very real gums. Daily cleaning with special floss or a water flosser is crucial to keeping the area around your implant(s) clean.

How to Get An Implant Bridge
Many patients prefer a fixed dental restoration over a removable partial denture. Getting a bridge will give you a greater sense of security and confidence. To find out whether your smile qualifies for one, schedule your visit with the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.

Posted on behalf of the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry