Preserve the Integrity of Your Jawbone with an Implant-Supported Bridge
At our Montreal, QC, dental practice, Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey can replace two or more consecutive missing teeth with an implant-supported bridge. Held in place by dental implants rather than by your surrounding teeth, implant-retained restorations can provide unrivaled support and functionality for years to come. When creating your custom bridge, we choose natural-looking, biocompatible materials to safeguard your health and promote the aesthetic of your smile. Our practice combines cutting-edge technology with a patient-centered approach to effectively address your oral health needs and create a customized restorative dentistry plan that helps you achieve both your functional and cosmetic goals.
What is an Implant-Supported Bridge?
Implant-supported bridges are custom-crafted single-unit restorations that are similar to traditional dental bridges. However, rather than being supported by your surrounding teeth, an implant-supported bridge is connected to dental implants, which are surgically placed into the jawbone. This method can help you preserve the structure of your natural teeth and prevent jawbone recession over time for a healthy, functional smile.
Am I a Candidate for an Implant-Supported Bridge?
Optimal candidates for implant-supported bridges are those patients who are missing at least two teeth in a row and who enjoy good overall oral health. For an implant to be successful long-term, the patient must be free of extensive tooth decay and periodontal disease. Most oral health concerns are caused by bacteria, and ongoing infection can significantly compromise the success of new implants and result in peri-implantitis or implant failure. If you have any of these dental issues, we will need to treat these prior to implant placement.
When you receive an implant-supported bridge at our office, you can restore health, function, and aesthetics to your smile.
In order to securely place a dental implant, the jawbone must have enough tissue to support the implant post. If our doctors determine during your imaging that you lack healthy jawbone tissue, we can perform a bone graft or sinus lift to restore your candidacy for implants. These preparatory procedures add density to the jawbone and prepare the site for an implant.
If you are missing only one tooth, you may be a better candidate for a single dental implant. Once healed, the implant can be restored with a single porcelain crown rather than a bridge.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges
Patients who are concerned about undergoing dental implant surgery may prefer to receive a traditional dental bridge instead. However, most patients are pleasantly surprised to learn that implant placement is fairly simple and comfortable thanks to the use of our advanced technology and sedation options. Implant-supported bridges offer several advantages over their conventional counterparts, including:
- Maximum stability: Once your implants fully heal, they will be fused to the jawbone, providing maximum stability and security for your restoration.
- Durability: Dental implants are exceedingly long-lasting. In fact, with proper care, they can last a lifetime.
- Preservation of oral health: Because dental implants replace the natural roots of your teeth, they actively stimulate the jawbone and prevent bone degeneration. Traditional replacement options cannot do this.
A Cosmetic Approach to Dentistry
At our practice, we create custom restorations crafted from natural, biocompatible materials. Our tooth-colored porcelain can be color-matched to your existing teeth for a beautifully blended smile and an incredibly lifelike appearance. When you receive an implant-supported bridge at our office, you can restore health, function, and aesthetics to your smile.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have two or more consecutive missing teeth, an implant-supported bridge may the right option for you. During your consultation, we can assess whether you are a good candidate for implants and create a detailed treatment plan that includes any necessary preparatory procedures. Schedule an appointment with our doctors by contacting us online or calling us directly at (514) 937-6558.