Fixed Implant Bridges
If you have missing or damaged teeth, it’s important to get them repaired as quickly as possible, even if those teeth aren’t causing you pain. Untreated teeth can lead to a smile that’s less than your best, and ruin your natural bite alignment as well!
But you don’t need to struggle with teeth you aren’t happy with when your dentist has a solution ready and waiting for you! If you have several missing or damaged teeth, especially if those teeth neighbor each other, a fixed implant bridge can repair your teeth and revitalize your smile.
What Are Fixed Implant Bridges?
Fixed implant bridges, also sometimes known as fixed partial dentures, are a way to replace multiple teeth at the same time, with fewer dental implants. With this dental technology, it’s possible to return a smile to its natural, beautiful state, with just a few dental implants.
Fixed implant bridges are natural-looking artificial teeth that can replace multiple missing or badly damaged natural teeth. Because these new teeth are centered on established dental implants, they are just as durable as natural teeth.
How Do Fixed Implant Bridges Work?
Fixed implant bridges work well for people who are interested in replacing multiple teeth at once, but there are a few prerequisites to getting this particular form of dental work. Because implants must be placed in the jawbone, that bone has to be strong and built up enough to support these implants.
The first step in the dental bridge process is meeting with your dentist to make sure you’ve got a strong foundation to work with so that your dental implants will be a success. They will also be able to answer any questions you might have about the process before it begins.
Your dentist will be able to tell you whether you are ready for fixed implant bridges right away or whether a little extra work will be required first. With a jawbone graft, even deteriorated bone can become strong enough to support dental implants.
Once this has been established, the dental implant process can start. The dental implants themselves are small rods, often made of titanium, that are placed in the jawbone. Your dentist will work with you to decide how many dental implants you’ll need in order to secure your fixed dental implants.
One of the benefits of a fixed bridge is that you won’t necessarily need an implant for each tooth you’re repairing! In a dental bridge, neighboring teeth can support each other even if not all of them are anchored with an individual dental implant underneath.
After your jaw has had time to heal and those titanium rods are secured in place, your dentist will place dental implant crowns on top. These crowns will look just like their neighboring natural teeth, so your smile can be seamlessly repaired.
What Are the Benefits of Fixed Implant Bridges?
Having multiple missing or damaged teeth can be uncomfortable and makes it easy to feel self-conscious when you’re smiling. Fixed implant bridges can solve those problems and more in a single procedure!
Fixed implant bridges will do more than improve your appearance—they can also improve your dental health. These dental implants will keep the jawbone underneath from deteriorating, and can also keep neighboring teeth from drifting and ruining your bite.
These dental bridges are easy to take care of, and don’t require any more care than your natural teeth. As long as you continue to brush, floss, and visit your dentist, your dental bridges will last and look good for years.
How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost?
Dental bridge cost will vary depending on the state of your teeth, the service you need, and your insurance. But you can expect this dental implant procedure to save you money down the line as it will keep your teeth, jaw, and bite health and prevent future problems.
When you meet with your dentist, they will be able to give you a precise cost for you individually. We do everything possible at our office to make our procedures affordable for you!
A Fixed Dental Bridge Can Make You Smile Bright Again!
If you are missing multiple teeth and are ready to restore your smile, contact us today! We look forward to answering your questions or scheduling an appointment to repair your teeth.