Instead of being supported by your existing teeth, like traditional dental bridges, implant-retained bridges are supported by crowns that are attached to your surrounding teeth and to the implants in your jawbone. The implants are created with titanium and they are surgically placed into your jaw to support the new teeth. Crowns are then placed on your adjacent teeth to further secure the implant. An implant-supported bridge is an effective option for replacing more than one missing tooth, but it may also be utilized to avoid a buildup of pressure on the implant. This procedure conducted by Dr. James Peterson uses advanced technology to generate a durable and enhanced smile. At James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Coppell, TX, we only use high-quality materials to supply you with a gorgeous and natural-looking smile. Implant-retained bridges are a longer-lasting solution to restore missing teeth and help you get back the look and function of your original smile.
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Ideal candidates for an implant bridge are those who are missing more than one tooth due to a number of reasons, including lifestyle choices, genetics, or trauma. They are also an ideal choice for patients who deal with teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Patients must have good gum health before receiving an implant. Otherwise, a bone augmentation or graft must be performed before the implant procedure can begin. Dr. Peterson will assess your overall oral health and determine if implant bridges are the best option for you.
What to Expect
There are several steps in the process of receiving an implant bridge. The first includes the implant being placed into your jaw. Prior to proceeding, Dr. Peterson will confirm the integration of the implant by taking digital x-rays. The custom-made bridge will be attached to your implant and the necessary crowns will be cemented to your surrounding teeth. Dr. Peterson can adjust your bridge as needed for proper fit and comfort.
Throughout the steps of the procedure, the implant will need to be cleaned properly on a daily basis. Dr. Peterson might also recommend special tools that may help achieve a deeper cleaning between the bridge and the gum. You should continue to attend bi-annual cleanings to adjust the implant as needed and to maintain overall dental health.
Implant bridges are an effective, durable solution for replacing missing teeth. Employing innovative, modern technology, Dr. Peterson offers implant-retained bridges to restore his patients' smiles. To learn if implant bridges are the perfect alternative for you, contact James Peterson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule your consultation.