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Oct
23

Implant Bridges and Dentures

Posted in Dental Implants

Missing teeth have never been easier to replace! What once required bulky, removable prosthesis or treatments that altered nearby healthy teeth can now be reduced to a straightforward approach to tooth replacement that makes your mouth stronger and healthier. Just what is it? Dental implant bridges and dentures!

Dental Implant Bridges

Traditional dental bridges are anchored onto healthy teeth that are next to the missing tooth. The treatment requires the tooth to be shaved down so that it can support the restoration. With implant-supported bridges, you preserve your healthy tooth structure! The bridge is anchored directly onto a supporting implant root on either end of the restoration. As many as 4 or 5 teeth can be replaced at any given time. 

Implant Supported Dentures

Does the thought of large, bulky dentures make you hesitant to pursue tooth replacement treatment? Then you should hear about dental implant supported dentures. These dentures free up more space in your mouth and are permanently fixed on top of your artificial implant roots! Patients that choose implant-mounted dentures are able to speak easier, enjoy more flavors of their favorite foods, and benefit from an appliance that never comes out of their mouth. It’s the perfect alternative for permanent tooth replacement when you don’t have any existing healthy teeth. 

How many teeth do you need to replace? Dental implants are stronger than your real, healthy teeth. Your implant dentist can help you replace all or some of your missing teeth to help you feel more confident and enjoy the foods you love. Call your dentist to set up an appointment to find out more.

Posted on behalf of Linda King DDS

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