Like a traditional bridge, an implant-supported bridge replaces two or more adjacent teeth. However, a standard bridge is attached to the natural teeth that neighbor the gap in your smile. In contrast, an implant-supported bridge is attached to small titanium posts that are positioned in your jawbone. Because of this advanced method of placement, implant-supported bridges offer several benefits:
- Conservative treatment: An implant-supported bridge does not require alternations to nearby teeth, ensuring that they remain fully intact and are less prone to damage.
- Increased stability: Because implant-supported bridges are much more stable than a removable restoration, patients can eat all their favorite foods.
- Longevity: Though the attached restoration may eventually need to be replaced, an implant can potentially last the rest of your life.
- Jawbone health: Like your natural roots, an implant can stimulate new tissue grow and prevent future tooth loss.
With an implant-supported bridge, you can enjoy a restored smile that both looks and feels natural.