If you have lost multiple teeth and you are seeking an affordable treatment option, we welcome you to visit with our implant specialists, implantologist Dr. Richard Casteen and prosthodontist, Dr. Robert Willis for implant-supported bridges in Bakersfield, California. With the added support of implants, Dr. Casteen and Dr. Willis can help provide better support for your new restorations. You can learn more about multiple tooth replacement by contacting Center for Implant Dentistry today at 661-663-9600!
As opposed to traditional dental bridges, which are held in place by crowns that are put on the teeth on both sides of the bridge, implant-supported bridges are supported with dental implants. With implant-supported bridges, implant posts are typically placed for the missing teeth and the dental crowns are connected as one piece across the posts. Our implantologist will create a bridge with artificial teeth that are held up between two implant-supported crowns if posts cannot be placed for each tooth.
If you have lost more than one tooth, or if there is a possibility that the individual implants may be placed under too much pressure in your mouth and loosen from your jawbone, an implant-supported bridge may be the best choice for you. Implant-supported bridges lessen the pressure you put on the individual implants by distributing the pressure along the bridge, allowing the implants to stay secure. Implant-supported bridges offer the following benefits:
- Provide a long-lasting solution for your missing teeth
- Allow your other teeth to keep their positions in your smile
- Act, look and feel like natural teeth
- Preserve your supporting bone structure
- Is a less expensive option
There are usually two surgeries involved with implant-supported bridges: One surgery places the implant posts in your jawbone, and the other places and secures the bridge on the posts. A healing period will be needed between the surgeries.
Call us today and talk with one of our team members to schedule a free consultation with our implantologist and learn more.