Dental Implant-Supported Dental Bridges
- Posted on: Feb 21 2013
Dental implants can be used with a dental bridge for a stronger, more stable way to replace multiple missing teeth. You may benefit from a dental implant-supported bridge if:
- You are missing multiple teeth, side-by-side.
- The missing teeth are located where chewing forces exerted on individual dental implants could damage and break the implants. By affixing a bridge to the dental implants, biting and chewing forces are distributed across the surface area of the bridge.
- You want a non-removable, stable and long-term tooth replacement option.
Dental implants provide a durable anchor for the bridge. The dental implants are surgically placed beneath your gums, where they fuse to the bone in which they are placed. Once the dental implants are ready to support weight, your dental bridge can be connected to small posts extending from the implants.
Dental implant-supported bridges are not right for everyone. Dentist Lindsey Marshall, DMD, will consider such factors as the number and location of missing teeth, as well as your expectations of replacement teeth, when determining whether you are a candidate for this tooth replacement option.
In Philadelphia, find out if dental implants are the right way to replace your teeth. Please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD, to schedule a consultation.
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