Dental implant bridges are a great choice for an individual with a missing tooth. This is a very common procedure that is performed when a person is missing some of their front teeth or the adjacent teeth. When it involves the front teeth, crowns simply do not look attractive. If the front teeth have crowns put on them, it can cause a person to feel less confident, embarrassed and they will probably avoid smiling. This is why a dental implant bridge can be so much better for a person.
Dental implant bridges have many advantages compared to a regular bridge. The implanted bridge will feel and look very natural. No one will notice the individual has it, and the individual will eventually forget that they had the implant because it appears and feels like a natural tooth. Also, unlike regular bridges, the teeth beside it don’t have to be filed down or worked on to affix the implant. The only tooth that will be affected with an implant bridge is the tooth that is missing.
An implant is a permanent procedure. It is a false tooth that replaces where the original tooth was in the gum. Once it is in place, it cannot be removed. The implant will be affixed to the bone below the gum through a surgical procedure performed by an oral surgeon. This will result in the bones in the mouth being much healthier. With a regular bridge, there is always the risk that the bone under the old tooth may deteriorate from the root.
Having an implant bridge placed in the mouth involves having screws implanted directly into the jaw bone. The bone will have time to heal and allow growth around the screw, and then the replacement tooth will be attached to the screws. The tooth that is attached will be one that is specially created for the person going through the procedure.
When a person has missing teeth, having them replaced with implant bridges is very beneficial. It gives the person better chewing ability and there will be no chance of the teeth slipping when talking or chewing.
If you have questions about implant bridges, contact your dental office. They will be able to assist with any questions and offer advice.