If you are missing a few of your teeth you may be considering a traditional crown and bridge procedure to replace them. If so, you should be aware that while people have been successfully using this option for many years, for several important reasons it’s no longer the best choice. Instead, consider the benefits of an implant dental bridge, which uses titanium posts to support a bridge of porcelain replacement teeth.
Here are some of the key benefits of getting an implant dental bridge rather a traditional crown and bridge.
An implant bridge will last much longer. With an implant dental bridge, you have very little worry about failure or costly replacements. An implant dental bridge is a little more expensive initially, but it is increasingly worth it with every passing year as you enjoy your beautiful, functional implants without any complications. When you consider the full scope of treatment time, cost and the longevity of your
appliance, an implant bridge is clearly your best option.
An implant dental bridge is stronger and more secure. The titanium posts that support an implant bridge are inserted directly into your jawbone. This provides maximum stability for your arch of replacement teeth. The teeth themselves are porcelain so the strength and appearance is comparable to your own natural teeth. Plus, there’s no need to put crowns on what may be perfectly healthy teeth abutting the gap.
Sometimes a traditional crown and bridge isn’t an option. This is generally the case when there is not a natural tooth in place that can be crowned to support the bridge. In the past in these instances, dentures were the only option. However, an implant bridge doesn’t require other teeth for it to be successfully implemented so it remains a viable choice.
Everyday living is easier with an implant-supported bridge. The strength and security of the implant bridge means you don’t have to spend time worrying about eating certain types of foods or feeling anxious about your appliance becoming loose while you’re speaking. You can smile with confidence — even up close — because your implant teeth will blend perfectly with your natural teeth. The only thing anyone will say about your new smile is how beautiful it is.
As you can see, there are many reasons to consider an implant-supported dental bridge to replace your missing teeth. Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne is the local leader in implant dentistry. Schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation with him to discuss your implant needs. Call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to reach the office today. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to demonstrate how you will appear when your implant dental bridge is installed.