Prosthetic Dentistry

IMPLANT BRIDGES

If you are missing teeth or if many of your teeth are unrestorable (due to periodontal disease and/or tooth decay), the traditional approach to restoring your smile was removable plastic “dentures.” Depending on your specific gum and bone situation, you may get along well with traditional dentures. However today, with dental implants, we can use a non-removable, bridgework approach to fix implant crowns to multiple implants, thus allowing a more natural look and chewing feel. These are known as implant bridges.

Advantages and Considerations:

  • An Implant Bridge stays is fixed in place and does not need to be removed
  • Feels and chews like your natural teeth because it is fixed in place
  • Superior cosmetic results, the ultimate natural looking smile
  • Length of treatment is variable but considerably longer than traditional dentures due to the time needed for bone integration of the dental implants.
  • Generally more expensive than traditional dentures.
  • Requires the use of floss threaders keep clean underneath the implant crowns.