Rather than being held in place by your remaining teeth, such as standard dental bridges, implant-retained bridges are instead supported by crowns that are attached to your existing teeth and to the implants in the jawbone. Your new implants are built with titanium and are 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 a great alternative for the replacement of several missing teeth, but it could also be employed to prevent excess strain on the implant. This process offered by SEDA Dental of Jupiter utilizes innovative technology to create a lasting and improved smile. At our practice in Jupiter, FL, we only utilize high-quality materials to provide you with a stunning 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 several teeth due to a variety of circumstances, such as genetics, trauma, or lifestyle choices. They may also be a great alternative for those suffering from jaw clenching and teeth grinding. You must have good gum health to be eligible to receive an implant. If not, a bone graft or augmentation may need to be completed prior to implant installation. We will examine your overall dental health and decide whether implant bridges are a good choice 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. After this process takes place, the tissue around the gums will need a few months to recover while also allowing the implant the chance 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 is on to the next stage of the procedure. Your custom bridge will be anchored to your implant and any necessary crowns will be placed on your adjacent teeth. We may adjust your bridge if necessary for proper comfort and fit.
Throughout each step of the process, your implant will need to be cleaned properly on a daily basis. We may also suggest using special tools that may help achieve 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 price of the procedure can fluctuate based upon the number of lost teeth that need to be replaced. During your consultation, we will talk to you about the various restorative dentistry treatments that might best meet your aesthetic goals and price range. Our financial planner will contact your insurer, if you have one, to ascertain what may or may not be paid for by your policy. SEDA Dental of Jupiter also offers numerous payment methods to help make your dental procedure fit your budget.
The implant bridge procedure is an exciting, sturdy solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Utilizing advanced, contemporary technologies, SEDA Dental of Jupiter provides implant-retained bridges to revive our patients' smiles. To find out if implant-retained bridges would be the ideal choice for you, contact our Jupiter, FL facility to arrange your appointment.