A dental bridge is a custom dental restoration used to replace a single missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. A traditional option for replacing missing teeth, the dental bridge can now be improved by using dental implants to secure the restoration.
Dr. Gil offers in-house dental implant secured dental bridges as one option for replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is made from high-quality dental materials and is custom matched to blend seamlessly with your natural smile.
Removable Bridge Vs. Dental Implant Secured Bridge
A traditional dental bridge is a more affordable and removable restoration for replacing missing teeth. The bridge is custom designed to match the color and shape of the patient’s natural smile. The two adjacent teeth are filled down to be used as anchors securing the bridge in place.
A dental implant secured bridge does not require the removal of healthy tooth structure. Implants are placed to secure the dental bridge without the need for using adjacent teeth as anchors. Dental implants also provided added stability to the jaw bone, preventing bone loss and gum recession.
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Dental Bridge What to Expect
If you are missing teeth Dr. Gil will perform a thorough oral health exam and bite and jaw analysis to determine which treatment option will best support your long-term oral health. Dr. Gil will discuss all of your options with you to help you make a confident decision about replacing your missing teeth.
A traditional dental bridge is an economical option for restoring the appearance of your smile after tooth loss. Your dental bridge will be designed with your comfort and your natural smile’s aesthetic in mind.
If implants are chosen to secure the dental bridge, Dr. Gil will perform the surgical implantation from the comfort of his Allentown, PA dentist office. Dr. Gil coordinates all phases of implant treatments himself, streamlining the process and providing high quality, predictable results.
After the implants are placed they will be allowed to heal for 3-6 months. During this time patients are typically fit with a temporary bridge depending on the location of missing teeth. Once the implants have healed, patients will receive a final custom-designed dental bridge.
A removable dental bridge should be removed and cleaned at least twice a day. Dr. Gil can make recommendations on the best cleaning practices.
An implant secured bridge can be treated and maintained just like our natural teeth. The bridge should be brushed and flossed twice daily along with your other teeth. Routine dental health exams and teeth cleanings will help keep your implants healthy and secure for many years to come.
Dental implants require healthy bone and gum tissue for long term success. Implants have improved and are now a viable option for more patients. Dr. Gil will perform a thorough oral health exam to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implant secured bridge.
Most likely. In many cases patients with healthy bone and gum tissue can choose to have implants placed to secure an existing dental bridge. Patients enjoy improved mobility of the bite and increaded confidence of their smile.