What Are Implant-Supported Bridges?
Our Foley team offers implant-supported bridges, which is a tooth-restoring procedure that involves connecting a dental bridge to dental implants instead of the neighboring teeth. With traditional dental bridges, the neighboring teeth must be filed down to accommodate the bridge. But when your natural teeth are filed down and used as the attachment pieces for a bridge, they are susceptible to increased stress and may even break. With implant-supported bridges, no harm is done to your natural teeth, and the implants have the added benefit of stimulating the jaw bone to prevent bone loss.
The procedure starts with placing the number of dental implants needed to support the bridge in the jaw bone. Once these posts have fused with the bone, a connector is placed onto the implant, and the custom bridge can be snapped onto the connector. At Dental Implants in Foley, we use state-of-the-art technology to ensure you get a perfect-fitting bridge that will brighten your smile.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges
There are many reasons why clients in our Foley office choose implant-supported bridges. For one, implant-supported bridges typically last 20 years or more, unlike normal bridges, which last 5 to 10 years. Bone loss is also prevented due to using dental implants as the foundation for the bridge. When you lose your teeth, the bone in your jaw is no longer stimulated through biting and chewing. Over time, this will cause bone deterioration. However, because dental implants fuse directly with the jawbone, stimulation occurs and your bone density is retained.
Plus, implant-supported bridges look and operate just like your natural teeth—no special care routine required! If you are ready to be confident in your smile again, call our Foley dental implant specialists to learn more about how implant-supported bridges can improve your life and smile!
Who Qualifies for Implant-Supported Bridges?
Those who are good candidates for this type of dental implant often have the following qualities:
- At least 2 consecutive missing teeth
- A strong jawbone
- Good oral hygiene
- Non- or non-heavy smoker
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 our Foley-based dental implants. 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
Our crew of specialists is ready to restore your smile. To learn more about the implant-supported bridges offered in our Foley office, and to see if you qualify, contact our dental office today!