DENTAL BRIDGES SUPPORTED BY IMPLANTS
When it comes to replacing lost teeth, the best solutions are those that come the closest to mimicking your healthy, natural tooth structure. For example, to fully restore your bite’s function, your dental bridge must closely match the size, shape, and contour of your lost tooth. To restore your smile’s appearance, it should be crafted from biocompatible, lifelike material, such as dental porcelain. To reestablish the functions of your lost teeth roots, however, dental implants are often the most comprehensive solution. At our office, we can custom-design your porcelain bridge to fit comfortably and snugly on one or more dental implants, according to your specific needs and preferences.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are small posts that, when inserted into your jawbone, can act as replacements for your lost teeth roots. This is important for several reasons. For example, by mimicking a healthy, natural tooth root, a dental implant eliminates the need for additional support, such as dental crowns attached to nearby abutment teeth. If you qualify, dental implants could help you secure your dental bridge in place without having to modify nearby teeth to support the bridge’s dental crowns. We’ll refer you to a trusted oral surgeon to have your implant posts expertly placed, then restore your implants with a custom-designed dental bridge after your jawbone has healed (which may take 4-6 months).
THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANT BRIDGES
- Greater comfort and support – Being anchored onto your dental ridge by one or more implant posts gives your dental bridge unmatched comfort and stability. Your risks of a shifting or slipping prosthesis are greatly reduced, and you won’t have to worry about brushing and flossing around supportive dental crowns.
- More lifelike functionality – Because your bridge will be anchored in place, it’s less likely to move around as you bite, chew, speak, laugh, and more. By remaining sturdily in place, your bridge will give your smile a more realistic and esthetically pleasing appearance.
- Improved long-term oral health – Restoring your lost teeth roots serves several other important benefits. For instance, the stimulation that dental implants and healthy teeth roots provide are vital to signaling your body to send your jawbone nutrients. Reestablishing this stimulation improves the long-term state of your oral health, which could be at greater risk following tooth loss.
BENEFIT FROM AN IMPLANT-SUPPORTED BRIDGE
With an implant-supported dental bridge, you can enjoy a more lifelike and secure dental prosthesis. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation with us, call Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, at 816-942-7669. We proudly serve patients and families who live in South Kansas City, Leawood, Overland Park, Johnson County, and all nearby communities.