Rather than being held in place by your existing teeth, such as traditional dental bridges, implant-retained bridges are instead supported by crowns attached to your existing teeth and to the implants in the jawbone. Your new implants are created with titanium, and they are surgically incorporated into your jaw to help support the new teeth. Crowns are subsequently attached to the surrounding teeth to assist in securing the implant. This type of bridge would be an effective option for replacing several missing teeth, but it may also be utilized to prevent a buildup of strain on the implant. This process, conducted by Dr. Mauricio Antezana, utilizes innovative technology to create a lasting and improved smile. At SEDA Dental in Boca Raton, FL, we only utilize high-quality materials to supply you with a gorgeous and natural smile. Implant-retained bridges are a more affordable remedy to restore lost teeth and help you get back the appearance and function of your previous teeth.
Ideal candidates for implant bridges are patients who are missing more than one tooth due to a variety of circumstances, such as lifestyle choices, genetics, or trauma. They may also be an ideal choice for those who deal with jaw clenching and teeth grinding. You must have pristine gum health to be eligible to receive an implant. If not, a bone graft or augmentation may need to be performed prior to implant installation. Dr. Antezana will assess your overall dental health and decide whether implant bridges are a fit for you.
What to Expect
The placement of implant bridges is a multiple-step procedure. The first step is the surgical placement of the implant into your jaw. Afterward, the tissues will require a number of months to recover, also allowing the implant time to integrate properly. Before continuing, Dr. Antezana will verify the successful integration of the implant through digital x-rays. If they show that integration has gone according to plan, then it is on to the next stage of the procedure. Your custom bridge will be attached to your implant and the necessary crowns will be placed on your adjacent teeth. Dr. Antezana can adjust your bridge if necessary for proper fit and comfort.
Throughout each step of the process, your implant will need proper daily cleaning. Dr. Antezana could also suggest using special tools that may help you achieve a more thorough cleaning between the gum and bridge. You should also keep attending twice-yearly cleanings to check the implant as necessary to optimize your oral health.
The expense of the procedure can vary based upon the number of lost teeth that need to be replaced. During your consultation, Dr. Antezana will talk with you about the various restorative dentistry treatments that could best meet your cosmetic goals and price range. Our financial planner will check with your insurer, if you have one, to ascertain what may or might not be paid for by your policy. SEDA Dental also offers numerous payment methods to help make your treatment as affordable as possible.
The implant bridge procedure is an effective, sturdy substitute for the replacement of missing teeth. Employing advanced, contemporary technologies, Dr. Antezana provides implant-retained bridges to revive our patients' smiles. To discover if implant-retained bridges would be the ideal alternative for you, call SEDA Dental to schedule your appointment.