What Is an Implant-Supported Bridge?

Learn the strength and aesthetics that implant-supported bridges provide with Dr. Amelia Aristodemo for a seamless smile restoration in this video.

An implant-supported bridge is an advanced dental restoration option that provides a durable and functional solution for replacing multiple missing teeth. Unlike a traditional bridge, which relies on natural teeth as anchors, an implant-supported bridge is anchored by dental implants. Here’s a closer look at the process and benefits:

1. Foundation with Dental Implants: Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as the foundation for the bridge. These implants act as artificial tooth roots, providing strong and stable support for the bridge.

2. Integration Period: After the implants are placed, a period of integration, or osseointegration, is necessary. During this time, the implants fuse with the jawbone, creating a secure bond that mimics the natural root structure of teeth. This process ensures that the bridge will have a solid foundation and can take several months.

3. Final Restoration: Once the implants have fully integrated with the bone, the final bridge is crafted and placed over the implants. This bridge is custom-made to match the appearance of your natural teeth and fit comfortably in your mouth, ensuring a seamless addition to your smile.

4. Benefits: Implant-supported bridges offer numerous advantages, including strong retention, improved function, and the prevention of bone loss in the jaw. Because they do not rely on adjacent natural teeth for support, they also help preserve the health of remaining teeth by avoiding the need to alter these teeth as anchors.

This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals missing multiple teeth in a row, offering a solution that is both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional. Implant-supported bridges restore the ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence, closely mimicking the look and feel of natural teeth.

If you’re considering options for replacing missing teeth and are interested in learning more about implant-supported bridges, we encourage you to give us a call. Our team is ready to answer any questions you may have and can help you determine if this innovative treatment is the right choice for your dental health needs. Thank you for considering us for your dental care; we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, complete smile.

Meet Dr. Amelia Aristodemo

Dr. Amelia Aristodemo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Loyola University at Chicago in 1992 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1997. She provides all your basic dental care needs plus offers Orthodontics, lnvisalign, Dental Implants, Opalescence Teeth Whitening and Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Aristodemo believes excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan. Communication and long-term relationships are important to her. Let her know what is on your mind and ask questions.

She will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. She is a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to the belief that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health.

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