While dental implants have the best reputation for replacing a single missing tooth, they also provide unrivaled advantages in terms of replacing multiple teeth as well. If you have a few or more missing teeth in a row, a custom dental bridge can fill in the gap and restore your smile. At Atlantic Dental Partners, we proudly offer the latest and most proven dental bridge systems available, including implant supported dental bridges. Our dentists are known for excellence in implants and restorative dentistry, and they are anxious to rebuild your smile so that you can live a healthier, more confident life after missing teeth.
When is an Implant Supported Bridge the Right Choice?
There are many types of dental bridges, and we will help you determine the best option for your specific clinical needs, preferences and budget. A dental bridge involves a series of prosthetic teeth that must be attached on either side to abutment teeth. Patients with healthy adjacent abutment teeth may choose a dental crown or framework to attach their dental bridge. However, for patients that do not have abutment teeth to properly support a bridge, dental implants can be used as a valued alternative. By surgically placing dental implants, we can create a strong foundation to securely anchor your dental bridge.
In most cases, one implant is placed for every missing tooth, which allows the bridge to be held in place. However, it is also possible to use two implant supported crowns to support the bridge on either side if placing multiple implants is not desired or possible. Dental implants offer unrivaled benefits as a single tooth replacement as well as when they are used to support a bridge, partial or denture. Implants offer greater stability, more comfortable function and a more natural feel compared to other tooth replacement options.
To learn if an implant supported bridge is right for you? Please contact Atlantic Dental Partners today. You can count on our dental team to recommend the solution that will best meet your individual needs and financial goals.