When you think of dental implants, you might imagine a fake tooth wedged into a gap between natural teeth. It’s true that a single implant does nicely fill in an empty space.
However, dental implants could be your solution even if you have multiple teeth to replace.
Dental Implant Supported Bridge
A classic dental bridge uses a couple of functional crowns to support a false crown between them. This restoration spans the open space, preserving tooth alignment and giving you a tooth to chew with.
But if you have a gap of two or three teeth missing, then a regular bridge won’t be strong enough. The more distance between the two crowned teeth, the more strain they’ll experience.
As an alternative, you can replace one or two of your missing teeth with implants and suspend the bridge from these artificial teeth. This way, your bridge will draw strength from the prosthetic roots anchored deep within bone instead of putting stress on crowned natural teeth.
Implant Supported Denture Alternatives
Even if you’re missing all of your teeth, implants could still be your best solution.
Implants are now used to:
Who Can Have Implants?
People who qualify for implants are obviously missing at least one tooth. They should have a fully developed jawbone. Stable oral and overall health are also important to ensure that the implant heals properly.
A dental implant is not just for someone who wants a fancy tooth replacement. Implant technology can work for virtually any situation. All you have to do is talk with your dentist about your smile goals. Schedule your consultation today to learn more.
Posted on behalf of:
Green Dental of Alexandria
1725 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22314
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