Permanent Tooth Replacement With an Implant-Supported Dental Bridge
When you are missing teeth, you have many options to choose from when you live in San Francisco, California, and beyond. However, many patients seeking permanent tooth replacement may find a dental implant-supported bridge an excellent solution for replacing one or more teeth in a row. Dr. Shivani Gupta, DDS, Master ICOI, and her associates at Peninsula Dental Implant Center can assist and educate you on solutions for restoring smiles after tooth loss or extraction.
How is a dental bridge used with a dental implant?
Patients missing teeth adjacent to the gap created by a lost tooth may need a dental implant to act as a proper foundation. A dental bridge is then securely placed on this implant to replace the missing tooth and restore function and esthetics.
What is the process of obtaining implant-supported dental bridges?
First, a post is inserted into the jawbone beneath the gums. This is the implant itself that integrates with the jawbone. Once the implant has sufficiently healed in place, an abutment is placed on top, which serves as an anchor for the bridge. Then a custom-made bridge is created from high-quality porcelain and placed atop the abutment. The bridge is crafted to blend with surrounding teeth, restoring the patient’s bite, esthetics, and function of their smile.
How long will my implant-supported dental bridge last?
Implant-supported dental bridges provide an incredibly effective solution for replacing missing teeth. With proper care and attention, they can last for decades. Patients should always consult with a dental professional to evaluate the condition of their implant-supported bridge and perform any necessary maintenance.
Good oral hygiene habits, which include brushing twice daily, flossing at least once a day, and regular dental visits, are vital for preserving an implant-supported bridge. Patients should also avoid eating hard or sticky foods that may put too much stress on their dental bridges.
How do I learn more about dental bridges supported with dental implants?
If you are seeking permanent tooth replacement options and are located in San Carlos, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo, or Palo Alto, CA, we invite you to call us at (650) 232-7650.
Our team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center can determine if you are a proper candidate for this or other solutions.
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