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What is a dental Implant bridge?

Thursday, January 26, 2017 Chris Wood

People are often nervous about the thought of a dental implant bridge and what the process entails. We can assure you they are a safe and very effective treatment. A dental implant bridge is similar to a regular bridge, but instead of being supported by your natural teeth, it is supported by implants instead. Previous patients have told us the process is completely worth it, as they feel like it’s 'the next best thing to your natural teeth.' - F.Hart

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How does the process work?

In some cases, there isn’t enough jawbone to support several dental implants. In this instance a dental implant bridge proves most beneficial, as we are able to place a single tooth implant either side of the missing space, on which we then place the dental implant bridge.

Do you get discomfort from wearing a denture?

When comparing traditional dentures to that of a dental implant bridge, often the latter proves to be more favourable. It involves a process whereby the implant is permanently fixed to your mouth. This mean you no longer have to worry about a wobbly denture and the discomfort that wearing one brings. 

Just think of the time and hassle you can save yourself by opting for a dental implant bridge. They don’t need to be removed for cleaning and once secured, you can feel confident knowing you can chew and speak with ease, as if they were your real teeth!

Will it protect my remaining healthy teeth?

If you have lost one or more of your chewing teeth, you may feel it becomes harder to bite properly. As a result, you unavoidably start using your front teeth to counteract this.

By opting for a dental implant bridge, you can protect your remaining healthy teeth, as it re-establishes the balance of the chewing function. So not only are you replacing the teeth you have lost with something that feels real, you are also protecting the remaining healthy teeth too - bonus!

To find out more about the benefits a dental implant bridge could bring to your life, please don’t hesitate to give a call on 01280 847857.