Dental implant bridges

Are you missing multiple adjacent teeth?

Perhaps you are smiling less and hiding away from others in an attempt to hide your gaps? 

For a permanent solution, why not consider a dental implant bridge from MIC?

What is a dental implant bridge?

Also known as an implant-supported bridge, a dental implant bridge is a simple and easy solution for replacing multiple missing teeth. 

The implant-supported bridges rest on the teeth on either side of the gap, sometimes using small metal arms called ‘wings,’ and include multiple replacement teeth in a row, which fills in any space in the bite. 

Like their removable counterparts, a dental implant bridge fills in gaps in natural teeth but is attached to the jaw permanently using dental implants – giving the bridge and the bite extra stability and offering a more natural look for patients. 

If cared for correctly, dental bridges can last 10-20 years or more, giving you a smile to be proud of, a complete bite that makes eating easier, and a strengthened jaw.

Front tooth bridge vs implant

If you have lost an individual tooth or teeth within the social six – the top front six teeth – it can be almost impossible to hide, making it especially damaging to your self-esteem. 

For this reason, most people in this situation will consider either a front tooth bridge or a dental implant – but which is best for you? 

Benefits of a front tooth bridge

  • Less expensive than dental implants.
  • Removable for easy cleaning.
  • Simpler treatment procedure that is much less invasive.
  • Matches the colour of the adjacent teeth.
  • Can last 10 – 20 years.
  • Likely to be covered by insurance.

Benefits of a front dental implant

  • Permanent structure so there is no movement or slippage.
  • Regenerates the jawbone as well as restoring the lost tooth.
  • Can last 20 – 30 years.
  • Matches the colour of the remaining natural teeth.
  • Can look more natural than a bridge.

Considerations for a front tooth bridge

  • Removable nature means that it isn’t as sturdy as a permanent option.
  • Wings on either side can damage the remaining teeth, weakening them over time.

Considerations for a front dental implant

  • Treatment will cost more at the outset. 
  • Treatment time will also take longer. 
  • Not normally covered by dental insurance. 
  • More invasive treatment procedure.

How much are implant-supported bridges in the UK?

The cost of dental implant bridges in the UK will change depending on the following factors:

  • The type of dental bridge you choose
  • Where you go for treatment
  • How many natural teeth you need to replace
  • How many dental implants are needed to secure your treatment
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How you replace missing teeth: Implant-supported bridges vs partial dentures

For those looking to replace multiple missing teeth, treatment options will likely include partial dentures or dental bridges.
The former is less of an investment at the beginning but lacks the permanence and stability implant-supported bridges provide, as a non-fixed alternative.

It also allows for bone reabsorption and the potential movement in the surrounding teeth – which can cause healthy teeth to become uneven and need further treatment in the future.

Traditional dental bridges, however, use dental implants to permanently replace the missing teeth, stimulating the tooth root and keeping your jaw-bone healthy – vastly reducing the need for further treatment.

Where you go for treatment

Shopping around can give you the best possible prices.

But for tooth replacement, experienced and competent practitioners who work in a clean, CQC-registered dental practice vastly increase the chance of successful treatment far more than inexpensive treatment prices.

As a highly specialised field, the success of implant dentistry, and therefore implant-supported bridges, relies on the training of the implant dentists themselves – just like the individuals we have here at Marylebone Implant Centre.

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How many teeth you need to replace

The more teeth that are failing or lost, the more dental bridge treatment will cost – as this increases the amount of materials needed and the complexity of treatment.

So, if you have multiple teeth that need to be restored, you should expect to pay more than a patient with a missing tooth or two.

How many implants are needed

Most dental implant bridges use two dental implants, in the form of small titanium screws, to replace missing teeth.

This gives a fixed bridge, prevents bone loss in the jaw, and includes a prosthesis that looks just like natural teeth.

But if more dental implants are needed to fit the dental implant bridge because of your unique dental circumstances, it will likely cost more.

To find out how much you can expect to pay for treatment, browse our fees page at your leisure.

Dental implant bridges at MIC

Marylebone Implant Centre has decades of experience restoring the smile and bite of patients across the capital.  

So, if you need help with a dental implant bridge or any other treatment for tooth loss, reach out to the team here at MIC. 

You can either call us on 020 3285 6144  or email our team and we’ll be in touch to book you in. 

Dental implant Bridges before and after

To get an idea of how dental implant bridges can help you, why not browse our patient smile gallery?

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