If you are missing more than one tooth in a section, an implant-supported bridge can fill the gap in your smile. Replacing several teeth at once is easier with the help of a dental bridge. If you are interested in implant-supported bridges in Medford, OR, our team can help you restore your smile! Get your smile back and your confidence! Dr. Clark has years of experience and training and you’ll be in great hands at Rogue Valley Implant Center. With a complimentary consultation, you can visit our office and take the first step towards a more confident smile!
What is an Implant-Supported Bridge?
Similar to a traditional bridge, an implant-supported bridge fills a section of teeth that are missing. The difference is rather than being supported by abutment teeth on either side of the gap, this bridge uses dental implants. An implant bridge is supported by a post inserted into a space where a missing tooth is and uses a bridge to replace an entire section of missing teeth. The number of posts needed may increase depending on how many teeth are being replaced.
Why Choose an Implant-Supported Bridge?
An implant-supported bridge is more durable than a traditional bridge because it doesn’t depend on existing teeth for support. By relying on the implant posts for support, the bridge can last for years to come! With a traditional bridge, it can become compromised if one of the teeth that are supporting the implant begins to have problems. An implant-supported bridge is extremely stable and will stay secure while speaking, chewing and smiling. So you can enjoy your smile without anything getting in the way of your confidence. Implants also protect your jawbone from deterioration. When tooth roots are missing, the jaw bone begins to lose support and shape. With a dental implant in place, the jaw bone continues to distribute bone tissue for support.