Implant-Supported Dental Bridges – Richardson, TX
Artificial Roots for Personalized Dental Bridges
Have missing teeth? Implant-supported dental bridges in Richardson are an affordable restorative dentistry treatment designed to fill the gaps left by missing teeth for a restored smile. We invite you to call Richland Dental at 972-231-0799 for more information and to schedule an appointment with our excellent dentists, Dr. Siddharth Talsania and Dr. Mansi Talsania.
An implant-supported bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge. However, while regular dental bridges are anchored with crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the bridge, an implant-supported bridge is anchored in the mouth using dental implants. In most cases, an implant is placed for each missing tooth, after which the implant crowns are connected to form one piece atop the implant posts. If our dentists cannot place one implant for each missing tooth, the bridge may consist of prosthetic teeth suspended between two implant-supported crowns.
Our dentists may recommend an implant-supported bridge when you have lost multiple teeth or when there is concern that you may put too much pressure on individual, unconnected implants, increasing the likelihood that the implant will loosen from the bone and fail. An implant-supported bridge reduces this pressure, spreading it across the entire bridge to keep the individual implants firmly anchored in your jawbone, where they can work to improve your oral health and function. Benefits of implant-supported bridges include:
- A long-lasting solution
- A treatment that helps your surrounding teeth maintain their position in the mouth
- A result that looks, feels, and functions like your healthy natural teeth
- A restored ability to bite, chew, speak, and smile normally
- Preservation of your supporting bone structure
- A less expensive treatment
Receiving an implant-supported bridge typically requires two surgeries: one to place your dental implant posts and one to place the bridge and anchor it atop the implants. There will be a period of healing between the implant placement procedure and anchoring the bridge.
To learn more about the benefits of implant-supported bridges and schedule an appointment with our dentists, contact our office today.