Implant-supported Bridge In Darch
Restore your confident smile with implant-supported bridges from Darch Dental Centre. When you want the best smile, go for implant-supported bridges.
Prevent bone loss with implant-supported bridges
Benefits of an Implant-supported Bridge
- Implant-supported bridges are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. Your new teeth will look as realistic as your natural ones and help you restore your natural smile.
- An implant-supported bridge provides you with the ability to eat and speak with ease. By integrating with the jawbone, the implants can mimic the function and feel of natural teeth.
- Implant-supported bridges are highly durable and can last for many years with proper daily care. As the metal posts in your dental implants fuse with your jawbone, they will serve as a long-term foundation for your dental bridge.
- Bridges that are supported by implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and enhance your appearance. The dental treatment improves the aesthetics of your beautiful teeth and helps prevent the sagging of the soft tissues around your mouth.
- In the absence of a natural root or implant, the jawbone begins to deteriorate over time, leading to many problems. Dental implants simulate tooth roots, so they actually prevent jawbone loss in patients with implant-supported bridges.
- Implant placement allows patients to maintain their dental health. By placing implants, adjacent teeth will not be subject to the wear and pressure of supporting a bridge.
- An implant-supported bridge can prevent neighbouring teeth from loosening. Furthermore, the placement of a bridge can prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.
- In a sense, dental implants act as a replacement for your natural tooth roots. Your restoration will remain firmly in place because the implants become a part of your jawbone.
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FAQ's About IMPLANT-SUPPORTED BRIDGE
Multiple missing teeth can be replaced using implant-supported bridges. With implant-supported bridges, you will be able to replace missing teeth with a permanent and functional option. Other reasons you may need implant-supported bridges include:
- Missing teeth cause a lack of stimulation from the tooth roots. As a result, the underlying bone structure can deteriorate over time. An implant-supported bridge can prevent jaw bone loss.
- Neighbouring teeth can move into the empty spaces left behind by missing teeth. Implant-supported bridges will prevent the movement of your remaining teeth.
- Without teeth, your jawbone can not support the weight of your face. When you lose your jawbone, your face collapses, resulting in wrinkles on your lips. You’ll appear older if your jawbone fails. Implant-supported bridges can help preserve your face’s shape.
The entire treatment process consists of various stages. It can take anywhere from three to six months to complete. Your dentist will begin your initial appointment with an oral exam. They will also review your relevant medical and dental history. A digital X-ray of your teeth and gums will be taken.
Scans show the state of your teeth. They will show whether the implants will affect your sinuses or nerves. We can also determine whether your jaw has enough bone growth to support the implants. The images will also be used to create a surgical guide. This is to ensure that your implant-supported bridge is precisely placed in the pre-planned position.
A second appointment will be scheduled if you are a suitable candidate. Impressions of your teeth will also be taken. We will administer a local anaesthetic before we start the implant-supported bridge procedure. This is so that you will not feel any discomfort. You can also choose from other dental sedation options to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation are available.
Your dentist will then insert the implants into the jaw and cover them with gum tissue. They will then ensure that the implants are correctly positioned. It could take three to six months for your gums to heal and the implants to fuse with your jaw. Your dentist will then conduct an X-ray to check on the growth of your bones. Your dentist will schedule a third appointment if everything goes according to plan.
Your dentist will carefully expose the implants during your third appointment. The implant bridge will not be attached immediately. A collar-like device, called a “healing cap,” will be placed over the exposed implants. This is to ensure that the gum tissue heals properly around the screws and abutments. The impression of your teeth that was initially taken is used to create a wax model of your surgical guard. It fits over the existing and missing teeth to show where the implants will be placed.
Your next appointment will involve the replacement of the caps with a temporary acrylic implant bridge to protect the implants. You will wear the temporary teeth for one to two months. Following that, the permanent implant bridge will be attached to the teeth. Any needed adjustments will also be made.
An implant-supported bridge is an invasive procedure that requires surgery to place the implants. As with any surgery, there are potential risks. When implants are placed properly, however, problems are rare. If problems do arise, they can often be addressed easily.
- In the case of loosening or repairing an implant screw, the restoration may be destroyed if the cement seal cannot be easily broken during removal.
- Restorations cemented to implants present a challenge in removing the cement below the gum line. This could lead to tissue inflammation.
- Other possible complications may include food entrapment, infections, and nerve damage.
- It is possible for an implant to fail to adhere to the jawbone and therefore need to be removed and replaced.
- A chipped porcelain surface, worn metal, or a loose implant screw may require maintenance, repair, or replacement.
Dental bridges that are supported by implants last longer than conventional bridges. Dental implants integrate with your natural jawbone. If properly maintained, they can last a lifetime. On the other hand, the bridge undergoes wear and tear just like natural teeth. It can last for about 15 years on average, with some lasting much longer. It is essential to maintain the bridge properly.
To maximise their longevity, brush and floss your teeth twice daily. Also, regular professional care is recommended—schedule regular dental cleanings and routine dental exams every six months.
Implant-supported bridges replace both the teeth and the roots. Like natural teeth, implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone atrophy. In addition, implant-supported bridges do not affect the natural healthy tooth structure. They do not require drilling or sanding down adjacent teeth.
Generally, dental implants are more expensive than regular dental restorations. With adequate care, they can potentially last a lifetime. This makes an implant-supported bridge a cost-effective tooth replacement option and a worthwhile investment.
Alternatives to implant-supported bridges include:
- Implant-retained dentures:
Implants are used to secure dentures in the mouth. Mini implants are commonly used. They also require fewer implants than implant-supported dentures.
- Implant-supported Dentures:
Implant-supported dentures also use dental implants to support the force of your bite and hold the dentures in place. They require more dental implants than implant-retained dentures. In addition, they often can’t use mini implants, so there has to be plenty of bone to support them.
- Partial Dentures:
The neighbouring teeth hold a removable denture in place by clenching together. For people who are missing teeth and don’t have enough jawbone to support an implant, partial dentures are a very popular and non-invasive artificial replacement teeth option.
- Dental Bridges:
A dental bridge replaces compromised teeth by fitting abutment teeth on both sides of the gap. It also provides an implant treatment alternative if you do not have sufficient jaw bone. Besides implant-supported bridges, there are three other options: traditional, cantilever, and Maryland.
The cost of our implant-supported bridges may vary based on several factors. Some factors are the size of the dental bridge, the materials for bridges, and the complexity of your case. The cost also includes the surgery, the cost of the implants, and postoperative dental care. On average, the cost of an implant-supported bridge starts at $10,000 to $12,000.
It is advisable to visit our clinic so our dentist can give you the accurate cost of implant-supported bridges during the consultation.