Implant-Supported Dental Bridges in Rincon, GA
If you have one or more missing teeth, implant-supported dental bridges can provide an attractive, functional, long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Unlike conventional bridge tooth replacement, implant-supported bridges are permanent dentures and won’t require support from your healthy surrounding teeth. At iHeart Dental, we offer this advanced option to patients with missing teeth. Our implant-supported dental bridges provide outstanding stability while eating and speaking, functioning just like your natural teeth.
What is an Implant-Supported Dental Bridge?
An implant-supported tooth restoration replaces your entire tooth from root to crown. The dental implants are placed in the jaw where they serve as the roots of replacement teeth by creating solid anchors as the bone and titanium implant integrate. Dental implants provide a strong foundation for the bridge. A permanent dental bridge is created to match the shading, shape, and size of your existing teeth. This bridge will then be attached to the implants. You can expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth.
What are the Implants Used For?
Before dental implants, bridges and partial dentures were anchored onto natural teeth. This meant that the anchoring teeth had to be ground down so that the crown could be cemented over them. It also meant that there had to be enough healthy teeth to support the bridge. With implant-supported bridges, each end of the bridge is supported by an individual dental implant. They allow you to replace more teeth than a traditional bridge – as many as three to five teeth can be replaced at once acting as a permanent replacement for your teeth.
Benefits of an Implant-Supported Bridge
If you have broken, decayed, or missing teeth, dental bridge tooth replacement provides a comfortable, natural-looking solution. There are several benefits to choosing an implant-supported bridge to replace your missing teeth:
- Restore your smile and facial structure: Tooth loss can cause your remaining teeth to shift around the gap, changing the alignment of your smile and facial structure. Using a bridge to replace missing teeth prevents your remaining teeth from shifting, fully restoring your smile, providing the perfect amount of support for your cheeks and lips, and restoring your facial structure.
- Prevents bone loss: When you lose a tooth, the underlying bone structure can begin to deteriorate because it’s no longer receiving stimulation from the tooth’s roots. As a result, your body starts to resorb the bone, and your jawbone shrinks in that area. Implants provide the much-needed stimulation to the jaw and ensure old bone cells are continually renewed, preventing bone loss.
- Preserves the surrounding teeth: Since implant-supported dental bridges don’t depend on the surrounding teeth for support, your teeth will remain whole and healthy, as they will not need to be shaped for crowns or subjected to the pressure of supporting a bridge.
- Helps chewing: The implant is incredibly stable and secure enough to let you eat the foods you enjoy with confidence
- Restores speech and pronunciation: a fixed bridge looks, feels, and functions like healthy natural teeth, so you’ll be able to speak normally.
- Improved comfort: The bridge will feel just like natural teeth. It will not slip in your mouth or require bracing from other teeth.
- Stays in place: unlike other removable options, these permanent partial dentures never have to be taken out for cleaning. Take care of them just like your natural teeth.
A Smile is the Key to Everybody’s Heart
We are dedicated to providing the highest-level dental care in a comfortable and relaxed setting while giving love, compassion, and respect for our patients and their dental needs leading to a healthier smile.
How Long Do Implant-Supported Bridges Last?
Due to the fact the dental implants fuse, or osseointegrate, with your natural jawbone, they can last a lifetime when properly cared for. Just like natural teeth, the bridge experiences wear and tear, but lasts an average of about 15 years, many lasting longer depending on the situation. To maximize the longevity of your bridge, brush and floss twice daily, and get regular dental cleanings and exams every six months.
Cost of Implant-Supported Bridges
The cost for a fixed bridge varies greatly depending on several factors, including the size of the dental bridge and the number of implants needed. Some dental insurance plans cover implant-supported bridges, so be sure to contact our office to confirm your coverage details.
Schedule A Consultation Today
If you’re missing teeth, replacing them with an implant-supported bridge can help restore your speech and pronunciation, ability to chew properly, maintain the shape of your face and restore your beautiful smile. iHeart Dental can help you attain secure, comfortable teeth replacement that can genuinely improve your life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!