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Implant Bridges

When you are missing teeth, actions such as eating and speaking can become a challenge. The issues aren’t just functional. Missing teeth in your smile zone can suddenly create self-esteem issues that make you think twice about smiling. Drs. Angela Rasmussen and Amanda Del Cueto at Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, offer several tooth-replacement options, including implant-supported bridges. 

What Is an Implant Bridge?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually crafted from titanium, surgically implanted into the jawbone. A tooth prosthesis, usually a dental crown, will then be affixed to the dental implant. A dental implant is often considered the gold standard of tooth replacement options because it is strong, lasts a lifetime, and replaces the missing tooth’s root. But they can get very costly if you need multiple adjacent teeth replaced. When this is the case, an implant bridge will be better. When multiple teeth are missing, an implant can be inserted at each end of the gap, acting as an anchor to the dental bridge. 

The Versatility of Implant Bridges

Traditional dental bridges are made of one or more artificial teeth anchored by crowns cemented to the remaining teeth on both sides of the gap. However, when three or more teeth are missing in a row, an implant bridge becomes an option that will not impact the health of the adjacent, healthy teeth. Only two implants are needed to serve as anchors for the bridge. 

Implant bridges are great for those who suffer from bruxism. A one-piece bridge allows for the force of clenching and grinding to be spread over a larger area. This reduces the pressure applied to a specific implant, reducing the chance of implant failure. This is just another way an implant bridge can help you!

Receiving Your Implant Bridge

The first step in getting your implant bridge will be to receive your dental implants. Any prep work that may be required, including bone grafting, will need to be completed first. Once your dental implants are in place and have healed, impressions will be taken of your mouth. This impression will be used to craft your custom dental bridge. Once the bridge is completed, it will be securely attached to the implants. 

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Call (813) 734-7102 to schedule a consultation at Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, to learn more about implant bridges.

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