If you’re missing multiple teeth, get them restored in Issaquah with a permanently fixed implant bridge!
Whereas a basic tooth implant replaces a single tooth, your implant dentist can use a fixed, implant-supported dental bridge to replace several teeth permanently. Once you have it installed, you’ll be able to chew and smile again with a complete set of teeth, eating what you like and brushing and flossing normally.
If you are missing two or more teeth in the same area, you can make an appointment with Discovery Dental clinic to discuss getting a fixed implant bridge instead of a single tooth replacement for each missing tooth.
What Is an Implant Bridge?
Let’s define the terms in implant bridge:
- Dental Implant: This is a high-quality titanium root placed in the jawbone by dental surgery. Each implant is used either to support a single new tooth or used together to hold an appliance.
- Bridge: A traditional dental bridge is a short appliance that holds one or more new teeth in it, plus dental crowns on each end that attach to natural teeth, anchoring the whole bridge. This leaves the new tooth suspended in the socket supported by those crowns. With an implant bridge however, the multi-crown bridge is supported directly by your new implant in your jawbone.
In a fixed dental bridge, we often place two dental implants close together, then attach a customized dental bridge to those implants—not to your natural teeth around the area. This is perfect for replacing several teeth in a row that have been damaged, lost, or extracted.
A bridge can more quickly replace multiple teeth and get you smiling your full smile again! Contact our team at Discovery Dental today to learn more.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The tooth implant process takes longer than getting a traditional dental bridge. That’s because teeth implants need weeks or months to naturally bond with the jawbone.
But this actually gives you several advantages too:
- Tooth Health: Your holistic dentist won’t have to work on surrounding teeth to place the dental bridge—in order to place new crowns on them—as we would with a traditional bridge.
- Jawbone Strength: Your jaw will be strengthened and stimulated by the new implants (and possible bone graft), which is a well-known benefit of dental implant surgery. This avoids the natural process of jawbone deterioration that happens when a tooth is lost.
- Stable New Teeth: When your implants have bonded to your jaw, your bridge will be amazingly stable, as if held by natural tooth roots.
- Long-Term Prospect: A dental bridge can last for decades or the rest of your life. The implants are designed to last. And the bridge is not attached to other teeth, which could wear out. It is attached to your jaw.
Traditional bridges rest on crowns attached to surrounding teeth, which puts new pressure and stress on those natural teeth, wearing them down.
In contrast, an implant bridge is independent, enhancing your smile, without altering your other teeth. (Of course, we still offer traditional bridges at our local dentist office in Issaquah, which can be a great way to fix teeth for certain patients.)
The Fixed Implant Bridge Process
Are you missing two or more adjacent teeth? You can contact Discovery Dental for an appointment. We’ll take you through a restorative dentistry consultation, exam, and scans to find out if your dental health and jawbone density are right for implants. We can also review your dental history.
If you are a good candidate, we’ll give you a dental care treatment plan, which will include one or more short surgeries, recovery time, and bridge placement. We’ll also make sure that your new teeth look amazing in your smile, integrating well with your natural teeth.
Contact Discovery Dental for New Teeth
Are missing teeth taking the joy out of life? Making you eat, talk, and interact differently? A dental implant bridge may be the stable, long-term solution you need.
Don’t let your smile be interrupted by empty sockets—or have those sockets threatened by infection—any longer. Contact a dentist office with experience; call our family dental practice now for an implant dentistry consultation!