If you hate your smile, you will be self-conscious. You may not like to smile at all, eat in public, or laugh out loud. Thankfully there are many different ways to restore a smile nowadays, a dental implant bridge being one of them. In this article we are going to take a look at why implants may be used in conjunction with bridges and crowns, and who they are suitable for.
If you have more than a couple of teeth missing in a row it may not be able to use a bridge to recreate your natural smile. There may be too big a gap, or the teeth at the sides of the gap may not be in good health. Although the adjoining teeth may be crowned and used to support a bridge, there still need to be a strong tooth at each end of the bridge. If this is no longer possible, a dental implant bridge can be used.
Dental Implant Bridge : For Natural Looking Smiles
Implants can be used to support a dental bridge when the natural teeth are decayed, or where the gap is too big between natural teeth. The bridge will fit over the implants in the same way it would over the crowned teeth. It will provide a natural looking smile without the cost of a full set of implants. Implants may be the best way to recreate a smile, but they are very expensive. So, to cut back the costs, two implants are used, and the remaining teeth are recreated using a bridge.
Another reason you may opt for a dental implant bridge is to get rid of dentures. In the past, dentures were a common solution used by both private and NHS dentists. But over time, new and more advanced treatments have meant that the number of false teeth wearers in the UK has dropped considerably. Partial dentures have been replaced with crown and bridge treatments, and with implants. If you are the wearer of partial dentures, book an appointment with your local dentist. Unless you have a lot of teeth missing in a row, an implant bridge can most likely be used to replace your false teeth.
To decide whether you are suitable for implant supported bridges make an appointment with you dentist. He will look at the overall health of your teeth and gums and decide which treatment or treatments will be best for you. Impressions will be sent away to the lab your dentist works with, these impressions being used for the manufacture of implants or crowns and bridges.
Implants are a costly way to replace missing teeth, and involve many visits to the dentist. If you wish to avoid high costs, or would prefer to limit the number of implants you need, ask your dentist about implants bridges. When you have more than a few teeth missing together this type of implant provides a real solution. Implants can also be used for securing bridges when you are missing your back teeth and have no natural adjoining teeth for your bridge to attach to.