Returning Smiles protocol provides a customized approach to restoring your smile through implant dentistry in as little as one day.
What Is an Implant-Supported Bridge?
An implant-supported bridge is very much like a traditional dental bridge, except that the bridge is supported by dental implants instead of teeth. Because of this, healthy teeth will not need to be altered to anchor the dental bridge.
How Does it Work?
The implant-supported bridge will consist of:
• Dental implants that are made of titanium. These are surgically placed in the jawbone. There may be as many dental implants as missing teeth, or our dentists may choose to skip one or more spaces because of insufficient jawbone or another issue.
• Abutments, which are made from titanium, gold, or porcelain. The abutments will be attached to the top of the dental implants to support the restoration.
• The restoration will be a number of crowns connected to form a bridge. The restoration will be custom-made to match the shade of the natural teeth. Your dental bridge restoration can consist of two, three, or four units (or connected crowns).
Is an Implant-Supported Bridge Right for Me?
Drs. Umansky, Nikmard and Elmore may recommend an implant-supported bridge if you have lost more than one permanent tooth. If the dental implants will be placed next to natural teeth, the natural teeth and gums must be in good condition. Keep in mind that if you don’t have enough healthy jawbone to support your dental implants, a bone graft may be suggested to build up the jawbone structure.
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