Despite all efforts to maintain their teeth, patients still may lose a tooth due to trauma, infection, and other conditions.
If you are ready to restore your beautiful smile and improve your chewing efficiency, dental bridges are a reliable solution.
At Stubbs Dental, our team of professionals provides careful, attentive, high-quality treatment to each and every patient...
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Types of Dental Bridges
Traditional Dental Bridges
A traditional dental bridge is permanently secured in place with crowns that are placed on adjacent healthy teeth, which serve as the abutment teeth. The bridge can replace one or more teeth in a row, depending on how strong and healthy the neighboring abutment teeth are.
A typical bridge consists of two parts: the crowns, which hold the restoration in place; and the replacement tooth or teeth, called pontics. Each crown and pontic is designed to look natural. Dental bridges are a reliable restorative dentistry option, but they require reshaping of your teeth in order to accommodate the crowns.
Our dentists may recommend anchoring your bridge with dental implants instead of crowns. Implants can support crowns, bridges, and dentures.
The titanium posts are surgically anchored into the jaw, serving as artificial tooth roots. Consequently, implant-supported bridges offer stable and long-lasting support, and they can halt the jawbone deterioration that follows tooth loss.
Best of all, your restorations look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. However, patients must have a certain amount of jawbone tissue to successfully support implants and qualify for this treatment option.
The Traditional Bridge Procedure
How the Implant Bridge Treatment Process Differs
If you undergo the implant-supported bridge treatment option, the timeline will differ:
- The first dentistry appointment will involve surgical placement of dental implants.
- For the next three to six months, you will undergo a healing period in which the implants integrate with the surrounding bone tissue.
- Once the dental implants have integrated, you will undergo a procedure in which an abutment will be secured to each implant. This requires incising the gums.
- After about two weeks, patients can return to our dental offices to have the custom bridge placed.