What Are Implant-Supported Bridges?
Our office proudly serves Fairhope and offers implant-supported bridges which are a type of dental implant in which two or more consecutive missing teeth are restored through a bridge that snaps onto dental implants. While a typical bridge is supported by dental crowns that are placed directly adjacent to the bridge. Due to the dental implants, implant-supported bridges need multiple office visits for the whole restoration to be completed.
The process first starts with a procedure to place the needed number of dental implant posts into the jawbone. The most common variation of bridge includes two dental implant posts and the tooth between them. Once osseointegration occurs and the jawbone is fused with the implant post, a connector can be placed on the post and a customized bridge is snapped on.
We are thrilled to help restore the smiles of our Fairhope clients with implant-supported bridges. To learn more about this superior tooth replacement option, call our office today.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges
There are several benefits to choosing implant-supported bridges over classic bridges. They are one of the strongest dental restoration options due to the fact that dental implants fuse with your jawbone. When you lose teeth, jaw bone loss can occur because the teeth no longer stimulate it through chewing. Dental implants done by our Fairhope team are embedded in the jaw bone and provide the stimulation necessary to prevent bone loss. Another great benefit of implants is you don’t need to get rid of your favorite hard or chewy foods. This type of tooth restoration looks and functions exactly like your normal teeth! Implant-supported bridges average 20 + years compared to normal bridges, which typically only last 5 – 10 years.
Who Qualifies for Implant-Supported Bridges in Fairhope?
The most common qualifications someone needs for implant-supported bridges include:
- Enough bone in the jaw to support implants
- Strong oral and overall health
- Non- or non-heavy smoker
- 2 or more consecutive missing teeth
3 Advantages to Using Dr. Northcutt
Dr. Northcutt has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years in a small town and has maintained an excellent reputation.
He provides IV sedation to keep you comfortable during all procedures
He is the surgeon and restorative dentist. He is going to make sure implants are done correctly and restored to your results are the best they can be.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about dental implants serving Foley, Orange Beach, Mobile, Fairhope, Pensacola, Satsuma, Theodore, Bellview and Robertsdale . Hopefully, we have answered some of your questions and helped you as you approach your new road toward dental health.
We know things can be overwhelming and you may not know where to begin and that’s ok! We are here to help you.
I want to personally invite you to come by and meet with me. Let’s discuss what options you have and get all your questions answered. I look forward to seeing you smile again and changing the way you smile.
– Dr. Jason Northcutt
Contact us today
With decades of experience in dental implant procedures and state-of-the-art technology, Dental Implants serving Fairhope is the most reliable team to get you back to a full smile! We are dedicated to our client’s oral health and well-being. Call us today to schedule a consultation.