Dental implants and implant-supported bridges

Posted by DR. MITBAVKAR on Feb 6 2020, 08:05 AM

Our teeth help us in our everyday activities such as biting, chewing, talking, etc. They also help us to show that beautiful smile. But, what if you lose a tooth due to issues such as oral trauma, cavities, or other oral infections? Or worse, imagine losing multiple teeth, which would, in turn, entirely affect your oral functionality and appearance? 

Why should you consider getting dental implants?

  • Dental implants help to strengthen the jawbone. They ensure better jawbone health by preventing the deterioration of the jawbone.
  • They restore the functionality of the mouth. Chewing food, talking, etc. can be done effectively. They also restore the phonetics.
  • They prevent malocclusion due to the drifting of teeth. They also prevent the chances of the teeth loosening from their sockets.
  • They are very strong and durable.
  • They do not chip or wear easily and are said to last for several years.

How can you replace multiple missing teeth?

Every now and then, we get patients in our practice who have lost more than one or two teeth. They would be so devastated by the way their smile looks and how it has affected their oral functionality. There are a few treatment solutions for replacing multiple missing teeth. However, they are usually by means of multiple bridges or dentures that do not offer the expected strength and stability. We would like to introduce you to a whole new and more advanced way of restoring multiple teeth, implant-supported bridges.

How is the procedure carried out?

In conventional implant surgery, a metal implant is inserted into the jawbone, and a prosthetic tooth is attached over an abutment. Similarly, in the case of a dental bridge, a prosthetic tooth is inserted in place and securely held in place with the help of crowns on either side. Implant-supported bridges make use of both these techniques.

Initially, implants would be inserted into the jawbone in specific places based on the requirement. Next, dental bridges would be fabricated according to the placement of the implants. During the next consultation, the prefabricated dental bridges would be placed on the implants and held in position using dental adhesives. The major advantage of this procedure is that the presence of implants makes the restoration highly strong and stable. Also, the implants prevent jawbone deterioration and prevent its shrinkage. While you can get all your teeth perfectly restored, and also ensure better jawbone health in the long run with implant-supported bridges.

Schedule an online appointment or call us at (408) 226-1600 to have a consultation with Dr. Mitbavkar and we’ll be happy to guide you further.

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