Dental Implant Supported Bridge
Fabey Dental provides dental implant-supported bridges in Kingston, RD. Call 610-810-2704 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Because of the natural look and feel of the porcelain and the functional stability provided by the implants, implant supported bridges are an effective solution to replace multiple missing teeth.
Missing a tooth – or multiple teeth – has the ability to decrease your overall quality of life. Thanks to technological advancements and the wide use of dental implants, the use of dental implant bridges is becoming more and more common. This fills in the gap for missing teeth, giving you a very good reason to smile.
How does it work?
An implant supported bridge is a dental bridge that is secured to two or more dental implants rather than relying on the adjacent natural teeth for support. When a bridge uses natural teeth for attachment, the teeth must be prepared (shaved down) for crowns. Once the bridge is placed, the natural teeth will be subjected to increased stress that can be damaging – particularly if the existing tooth, roots, or surrounding bone structure are already compromised.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are natural-looking, artificial tooth replacements. A titanium “root” is implanted into your bone and, over time, fuses with the bone. This is the base for how the new tooth – a crown – stays steadily in place.
Dental implants both look and function like real teeth.
How do you care for dental implant supported bridges?
Your dental implant supported bridges are incredibly easy to care for. You brush them regularly just like you would your regular teeth. The only difference is that you need to floss regularly up under the bridge to remove any food particles or debris. Using a water flosser is also a great option.
Will dental implant bridges last a long time?
Your dental implant bridge is designed to last for many years. It is not uncommon for them to last 10-15 years if cared for properly. The idea is to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for checkups. This will keep you on the road to a long-lasting dental implant bridge.
How many teeth can one implant support?
Dental implants are strong enough to support multiple teeth. However, these teeth must be in a row. Two dental implants may support 4 or even 5 new teeth, though the most common is two to three teeth. Keep in mind that if you have multiple missing teeth throughout your mouth all in different areas, these will require single dental implants, not a bridge.
Call 610-810-2704 to schedule your appointment.