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Dental Implant Bridge

What Is An Implant Bridge? A dental implant bridge is a fantastic alternative to a standard dental bridge; the latter is typically supported by natural teeth, whereas a dental implant bridge is supported by implants placed in the jawbone. This is an ideal procedure for patients who don’t have enough remaining natural teeth to support a traditional bridge. Typically, one implant is fitting for each missing tooth directly into the jawbone with crowns connected to form a single piece. When Is This Procedure Used? This procedure is only every used where more than one tooth is missing, as it requires an implant in the jawbone and a series of connected crowns. Your dentist may recommend this procedure if you have a series of unconnected implants which may be having too much pressure on them from things like grinding or clenching – something a dental implant bridge can alleviate.

It’s vital that any natural teeth and surrounding gums are healthy before any implants are placed next to them, so initial cleaning work may be required. Bone augmentation or grafting can be used if there isn’t sufficient bone to support the implants ahead of the procedure to ensure effective support.

How Does The Dental Implant Bridge Work? There can be instances where your dentist feels that single dental implants aren’t the best option for particular places in your mouth. Reasons for this could include insufficient bone in the jaw to support the implants, the location could be too close to a nerve or there could be issues with the proximity to your sinus cavity, which is typically locate above top teeth. To avoid this, implants can be placed on both sides of the space with a supported bridge placed on top to support the whole structure. In some cases, your dentist may not want to put a dental implant in a certain place in your mouth. There may not be enough jawbone to support an implant, or the location may be too close to a nerve or sinus cavity (located above your upper teeth). In that case, your dentist can avoid the area by placing implants on both sides of the space. An implant-supported bridge will be placed on top. An implant-supported bridge also can be made similar to a traditional bridge, with a crown suspended between two implant-supported crowns.