Board-certified periodontist, Dr. Donald J. Steinberg of DFW Implant Team in Bedford, TX uses the highest-quality dental implants and natural-looking bridges that are custom made for each patient to best restore their missing teeth to make their smile optimal again. To create an implant supported bridge, we attach false teeth to dental implants embedded within the jawbone, Then, crowns are placed over the false teeth, which anchors the bridge in place. Once a fixed bridge is in place, patients will find it easier to speak and chew since their mouth has been restored. If you have a referral from your dentist, or would like to have a consultation at our practice, please call and schedule an appointment.
Reasons for Implant Bridges@headingTag>
To replace several missing teeth
To restore appearance and function
For a long lasting solution
To blend with the natural teeth
On the treatment visit, the patient will be given local anesthesia to numb the areas of the mouth being worked on as the dental implants are attached to the jawbone. Instead of filing down teeth, 2 implants may be able to replace 3 or more teeth. A mold of the teeth will be made so a dental laboratory can create a custom bridge that matches the patient’s natural teeth. Temporary teeth are placed over the dental implants for 2 – 6 months as the implants bond with the bone and tissue. Once the implants are strong enough, the custom bridge is placed by attaching the false teeth to the dental implants.
Dr. Steinberg will give each patient instructions on dealing with any pain after the procedure and long-term care for the implant bridge. Like other dental implants, fixed bridges should be cared for like natural teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and the use of an antibacterial mouthwash. Patients should continue to go to their dentist for regular dental exams and cleanings to keep their implant bridge healthy.
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A Solution for Missing Teeth@headingTag>
Implant supported bridges, also known as fixed bridges or partial implants, provide a long lasting solution for missing teeth without the hassle of a removable bridge. An implant bridge looks and feels like natural teeth without any special care so chewing, speaking, and appearance can be greatly improved. Call today and schedule your consultation for restoring your missing teeth with an implant supported bridge.