Are you missing one or multiple consecutive teeth? Receive a dental bridge in our Newtown, PA dental office. Dental bridges are dental restorations that can replace a row of missing teeth or a single lost tooth. They use natural-looking dental crowns and durable metal materials for restorations that last. Whether you have recently lost a tooth, or simply would like a replacement for an older restoration, our office can help.
Traditional vs. Implant-Secured Dental Bridges
Traditionally, dental bridges restore a single tooth or a row of consecutive missing teeth with crown-capped natural teeth. The teeth adjacent to the tooth cap are covered by dental crowns, which hold the dental prosthetic in place. However, there is a more secure way for patients to restore one or more teeth.
Dental bridges secured by dental implants offer longer-lasting treatment than more traditional options. This is because dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone. With implants, there is less risk of bone or gum deterioration. Implants support the health of the teeth and gums for many years.
Dental Bridge Treatment
Before we begin dental bridge treatment or any restorative treatment, we ensure that patients are in good physical and oral health. Patients who receive implant-secured dental bridges will require enough bone tissue to support the implant. We can recommend bone grafting to ensure that their implants successfully fuse with the bone tissue.
To begin, we take dental impressions of the teeth and gums. These impressions are used to create dental crowns and bridge prosthetics. Patients who receive implant-supported dental bridges will undergo oral surgery. We will insert several implants into the jawbone. After a 3 to 6 month healing period, we will secure the bridge to the implants. For patients who want traditional bridges, they will receive their crowns after they are fabricated from their impressions.
Try Dental Bridges Today
Do you want to restore your smile? Contact our dental office for an appointment at 267-692-2394. You may also schedule a dental consultation with our team on our website. Please let us know if you have further questions about your restorative options. We will be glad to help.