Rather than being held in place by your existing teeth such as traditional dental bridges, implant-retained bridges are instead supported by crowns on your existing teeth and to the implants in the jawbone. Your new implants are created with titanium and they're surgically incorporated into your jaw to help support the new teeth. Crowns are subsequently attached to the surrounding teeth to assist in securing the implant. This type of bridge would be an effective option for replacing several missing teeth, but it may also be utilized to prevent a buildup of strain on the implant. This process conducted by a member of our dental team utilizes innovative technology to create a lasting and improved smile. At SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach in Pompano Beach, FL, we only utilize high-quality materials to supply you with a gorgeous and natural smile. Implant-retained bridges are a more affordable remedy to restore lost teeth and help you get back the appearance and function of your previous teeth.
Ideal candidates for implant bridges are patients who are missing more than one tooth due to a variety of circumstances, such as lifestyle choices, genetics, or trauma. They may also be an ideal choice for those who deal with jaw clenching and teeth grinding. You must have pristine gum health to be eligible to receive an implant. If not, a bone graft or augmentation may need to be performed prior to implant installation. Our team will assess your overall dental health and decide whether implant bridges are a fit for you.
What to Expect
The installation of implant bridges is a multiple-step procedure. The first step is the surgical placement of the implant into your jaw. Afterward, the tissues will require a number of months to recover and the implant will need time to integrate properly. Before continuing, we will verify the successful integration of the implant with digital x-rays. If they show that integration has gone according to plan, then it's on to the next stage of the procedure. Your custom bridge will be attached to your implant and the necessary crowns will be placed on your adjacent teeth. Our team can tweak your bridge if necessary for proper fit and comfort.
Throughout each step of the process, your implant will need to be cleaned daily. A member of our team could also suggest using special tools that allow for a more thorough cleaning between the gum and bridge. You should also keep attending twice yearly cleanings to check the implant as necessary to optimize your oral health.
The expense of the procedure can fluctuate based upon the number of lost teeth that need to be replaced. During your consult, we will talk to you about the various restorative dentistry treatments that will best meet your needs and price range. Our financial planner will check with your insurance provider, if you have one, to ascertain what may or might not be paid for by your policy. SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach also offers numerous payment methods to help make treatment less expensive.
The implant bridge procedure is an effective, sturdy option for the replacement of missing teeth. Employing advanced, contemporary technologies, our team provides implant-retained bridges to revive our patients' smiles. To find out if implant-retained bridges would be the perfect alternative for you, call SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach to schedule your appointment.