Dental Implant Supported Bridge
Replacing missing teeth is important to your oral and overall health. We have options that can restore teeth and provide a restoration that functions much more closely to your natural teeth. An implant supported dental bridge secures false teeth in place, it’s anchored directly to your jaw. We invite you to learn more about your restoration options at Davis Dental Practice, our team is here to help.
A dental bridge is a prosthodontic device that we can use to replace one or more teeth. A traditional bridge consists of two dental crowns on each end that are designed to fit over natural teeth as anchors, with one or more false teeth between. This arrangement is just one option. Today, we also offer a dental implant supported bridge. This design does not require a natural tooth to serve as an anchor, or it can be used in tandem with a natural tooth.
The traditional bridge is a great option in replacing missing teeth, but it does require the permanent alteration of an otherwise healthy tooth to support it. If we can restore a tooth without disturbing healthy teeth, this would be preferred. Dental implants can provide that anchored retention that we get from a natural tooth. A dental implant is a titanium or ceramic post that we surgically insert into the jawbone. This process is a minimally invasive procedure that is approved for most individuals, including those who are more elderly or medically delicate. The biggest criteria we require is the ability to heal in a reasonable timeframe.
Using dental implants, you have options with how many teeth you are restoring. We can customize various dental bridge or crown devices to suit your needs, allowing you to restore one or even all of your teeth. Options include:
Why is it Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can cause problems in your function, bone health and the look of your smile. People with missing teeth often change how they chew, or omit foods from their diet. The bone where the missing tooth was located deteriorates and shrinks in size from lack of use. The beauty of your smile will be affected from bone loss and missing teeth. The best option is to have your smile restored.
For more information, contact our Davis office at (530) 756-5300.