Multiple Tooth Implants
Unfortunately for many Americans, tooth loss is fairly common. While we know that no matter how it happens, experiencing tooth loss can be an experience fraught with stress, anxiety, and pain. However, you are definitely not alone. These days, there are numerous ways to address the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth. One prominent choice for patients in this situation is an implant-supported bridge, a common solution when a patient is missing either a single tooth or more commonly when several neighboring teeth are missing. If you have sustained tooth loss, then Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can help you determine if an implant-supported bridge is an ideal procedure for you.
How Can an Implant Supported Bridge Help You?
The treatment completely differs depending upon the person’s dental history and our own advice based on an examination of your mouth. Unlike fixed bridges and removable partial dental bridges, implant-supported bridges do not depend on the support of neighboring teeth, as they are surgically placed into your gums. This has several benefits, such as reducing the possibilities of bacterial decay. Another advantage of it is helping to prevent bone degeneration. Compared to other types of teeth replacement mechanisms, implant-supported bridges look and feel just like your original teeth, making the transition to using them smooth.
Are Implant Supported Bridges Right for You?
Implant-supported bridges are highly durable, as well as aesthetically pleasing, making them a natural choice for most patients. It is not just an aesthetic imitation, however, as implant-supported bridges function just as your regular teeth do, allowing a patient to enjoy normal daily activities like eating and drinking - just as if they had their original teeth. Implant-supported bridges also avoid common problems that are created in the use of alternative dental procedures, such as conventional dental bridges, which tend to create excessive stress on the neighboring teeth, exacerbating bone degeneration that may already be taking place.
The Advantages of Implant Supported Bridges
There are many reasons why we may recommend implant-supported bridges to a patient. For instance, they not only avoid damaging the patient’s underlying bone structure, but they actually strengthen and halt bone degeneration. This makes this procedure an obvious choice for patients who may be suffering from tooth loss due to deterioration in the underlying jawbone structure. When it comes to more than one tooth missing, an implant-supported bridge could be the right choice for a patient because they also help prevent bone loss by replacing tooth roots. Since they are attached to the gum itself, the adjacent teeth are not affected at all. The teeth are also made to fit perfectly with other teeth, which can help prevent teeth from shifting.
Implant-supported bridges can be highly beneficial to a number of patients. If you have sustained tooth loss and are looking for a long-lasting and reliable restoration option, and you would like to learn more about implant-supported bridges, please reach out to us here at Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by giving us a call at today. We will be more than happy to discuss it with you and help you determine if you would be a candidate for this procedure.