Instead of being supported by your remaining teeth, like standard dental bridges, implant-retained bridges are supported by crowns on your surrounding teeth and to the implants in your jawbone. The implants are built with titanium and 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 a great alternative for the replacement of more than one missing tooth, but it could also be employed to avoid excess pressure on the implant. This procedure uses advanced technology to generate a durable and enhanced smile. At SEDA Dental in Boynton Beach, FL, we only use high-quality materials to provide you with a stunning 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.
Good candidates for an implant bridge are those who are missing several teeth due to a number of reasons, including genetics, trauma, or lifestyle choices. They are also a great alternative for patients suffering from teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Patients must have good gum health before receiving an implant. Otherwise, a bone augmentation or graft must be completed before the implant procedure can begin. Our dental team will examine your overall oral health and determine if implant bridges are a good choice for you.
What to Expect
There are several steps in the process of receiving an implant bridge. The first includes the implant being surgically placed into your jaw. After this process takes place, the tissue around the gums will need a few months to heal and the implant will need time to integrate. Prior to proceeding, we will confirm the integration of the implant by taking digital x-rays. If all has gone according to plan, then it is on to the next step of your procedure. The custom-made bridge will be anchored to your implant, and any necessary crowns will be cemented to your surrounding teeth. We may adjust your bridge as needed for proper comfort and fit.
Throughout the steps of the procedure, the implant will need to be cleaned daily. We might also recommend special tools that allow for 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 your overall dental health.
The price of this procedure may vary, depending on the number of missing teeth needing to be replaced. During your consultation, our financial team will discuss with you the different restorative dentistry options that will best meet your needs and budget. Our financial coordinator will contact your insurance agency, if you carry dental insurance, to determine what may or may not be covered by your plan. SEDA Dental also offers several payment options to help make treatment fit your budget.
Implant bridges are an exciting, durable option for replacing missing teeth. Utilizing innovative, modern technology, SEDA Dental offers implant-retained bridges to restore our patients' smiles. To see if implant bridges are the ideal choice for you, contact SEDA Dental to schedule your consultation.