Like all dental implant procedures, implant bridges are a tremendous improvement over traditional tooth replacement methods. Dr. Robert Harrell at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne has extensive experience with all aspects of implant dentistry and highly recommends implant bridges to replace multiple teeth.
A traditional bridge, commonly referred to as a “crown and bridge,” is designed to replace missing teeth when neighboring teeth are still present. The process requires capping the teeth on either side of the gap and using them as attachment points to anchor the replacement teeth.
An implant bridge, on the other hand, offers numerous advantages over this method. For instance, there’s no need to crown otherwise healthy teeth. As the name suggests, implant bridges are anchored by implants set in the jaw bone. This makes for a restoration that’s far stronger and more durable.