Implant Retained Dental Bridges – Reston, VA
Flawlessly Functioning Tooth Replacement
The Smiles by Myles team in Reston offers a variety of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services in a state-of-the-art, family-friendly dental office. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, our team is here to help with comprehensive restoration options, including dental implant supported tooth replacements. Following the loss of one or more teeth, we encourage patients to call us right away to schedule a tooth replacement consultation. We’ll partner with you to plan for treatment to restore your smile to full, healthy function. For those who are missing two or more consecutive teeth, we will more than likely recommend a dental implant supported fixed bridge. Keep reading to learn more. We look forward to seeing you in our Reston dental office soon.
What are Implant Retained Dental Bridges?
A traditional dental bridge is a replacement tooth fused to two dental crowns. The crowns are then attached to healthy teeth on both sides that provide support for the restoration. An implant supported fixed bridge is similarly crafted. Rather than attaching to healthy teeth, the tooth replacement prosthetic is made to fit over the top of two dental implant posts, one on each end, recreating healthy tooth structure.
When Would I Need an Implant Bridge?
Dental implant supported fixed bridges are usually recommend for patients who need to replace two or more consecutive missing teeth. We may also recommend a series of fixed bridges to restore the smile following more advanced tooth loss, including replacement of a full row of teeth. Every patient is different, and we’ll create a customized tooth replacement plan to address your unique oral health care needs.
How do Implant Supported Dental Bridges Work?
The implant supported fixed bridge process is completed over several steps. The first step is to prepare your smile for restoration. That includes removing damaged teeth, placing a gum or tissue graft, and renewing oral health with services like gum disease treatment. Then, we surgically place two dental implant posts. Over the course of several months, the implants fuse with the gum and bone tissue. Once the implant is firmly set, we’ll design and place your implant supported dental bridge to fully restore your healthy smile.
What are the Benefits of Implant Bridges?
We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all dentistry, but some of the reasons we recommend implant supported fixed bridge dental restoration include:
- Dental implants provide support for the fixed bridge restoration, protecting remaining healthy teeth and providing the necessary stimulation to preserve supportive bone and gum tissue.
- Traditional bridges are replaced every five to ten years, but an implant supported fixed bridge will last for decades with proper care. In most cases, patients keep their fixed bridge for a lifetime.
You can care for your fixed bridge just like you would your healthy smile, and the flawless, functional restoration will give you the confidence to speak, chew, and smile in any situation.