What Happens to a Bridge on Dental Implants?

Many patients who’ve lost one or two teeth rely on dental bridges to replace their lost teeth and rebuild their smiles, and many of those are supported by a series of dental implants. While dental bridges have long been a part of prosthetic dentistry, dental implants have become an important addition to all types of replacement teeth. When combined with a lifelike dental bridge, they can help patients enjoy the benefits of replacing their few lost teeth without having to modify healthy teeth for support.

The Benefits of an Implant Bridge

  • Traditional dental bridges consist of crowns on either side that are bonded to healthy teeth, which are modified to support the crowns. By contrast, an implant-supported bridge utilizes the support of dental implant posts that are inserted into your jawbone, allowing you to avoid having to modify your healthy teeth.
  • Preserving your healthy, natural teeth is one of the main benefits of an implant-supported bridge, but the implant posts also help preserve the strength and integrity of your jawbone. When you bite and chew with an implant-supported bridge, the implant posts stimulate your jawbone, which helps keep the jawbone well-nourished long after tooth loss.
  • By avoiding the need to alter your healthy tooth structure and preserving your jawbone’s integrity, implant bridges help you prevent further tooth loss. After the loss of your teeth roots, the gradual weakening of your jawbone can lead to the loss of more teeth in the future. By replacing your lost teeth roots and keeping your jawbone healthy, you can improve your chances of preserving the rest of your healthy smile.

Benefit from an Implant-Supported Dental Bridge

With the support of one or more dental implants, you can enjoy a sturdier, more comfortable, and more lifelike dental bridge. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the office of Dr. Jeff Jenkins in Keller, TX, today at (682) 593-0993.