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Implant-Retained Bridge – Austin, TX

Stabilize Your Bridge with Dental Implants

model of implant-retained bridge

Losing a tooth can quickly cause your self-esteem to decline but losing more than one can be devastating. If you’ve lost 2 or more consecutive teeth in a row, you’re at risk of losing your adjacent teeth if you don’t fill the empty space with an effective solution. Now, modern advancements in dentistry provide more options than ever to treat tooth loss. As an alternative to a traditional fixed bridge, you can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth using an implant-retained bridge in South Austin.

Options to Replace Multiple Missing Teeth

implant-supported bridge

Every tooth is invaluable to your dental health. With each tooth you’re missing, you’ll also lose bone density because your jaw isn’t being stimulated by their roots. As a result, your remaining adjacent teeth will eventually lose support and shift out of alignment. You’ll have a heightened risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.

As you lose more teeth, it will be difficult to maintain a balanced diet because certain foods are too hard to chew. Thankfully, we can stop the complications of tooth loss using an effective treatment.

Fixed Bridge

A fixed bridge is the most traditional solution to fill the space of 1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth. Dr. Fan takes an impression of your mouth to recreate those you’ve lost. The bridge is held in place by bonding dental crowns to your adjacent teeth to hold it in place. Your bridge will last for about 5 to 10 years before needing to be replaced but you will need to permanently alter healthy teeth.

Implant-Retained Bridge

As an alternative to bonding dental crowns to healthy teeth, your bridge can be secured in place using an implant post at either end. This replaces both the root and crown of a tooth, allowing you to enjoy a solution that closely looks and feels natural.

Dental Implant Process

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The process to replace your missing teeth with dental implants will take several months to complete, but it’s time well spent. Implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to mimic the roots of your teeth. Over the next several weeks, your jawbone fuses to the posts to provide a stable foundation for your bridge. After your jawbone is healed, your bridge is connected to the posts using abutments. Your new smile has the potential to last for a lifetime with the right aftercare.

Benefits of an Implant-Retained Bridge

Replacing both the roots and crowns of the teeth allow you to enjoy a variety of benefits that aren’t possible using a fixed bridge, including:

  • Over a 95% success rate.
  • Looks natural
  • Regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
  • Preserves your jawbone’s density.
  • Stops dental drift.
  • Improves your oral health.
  • Doesn’t alter healthy teeth.
  • Supports your facial tissues.
  • Cost-effective, long-term solution.

Complete Your Smile Today

If you’ve lost multiple teeth in a row, you can enjoy a complete smile with dental implants in South Austin. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for an implant-retained bridge.