Implant-supported bridges: uses and benefits

Have you ever heard of implant-supported bridges? Unlike regular bridges, these restorations are supported by dental implants and do not rely on your natural teeth for retention.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireAt PDC Dental Implants, bridges supported by dental implants in South Yorkshire are used to replace a few missing teeth in a row for an aesthetically pleasing and functional result. Instead of getting separate dental implants for each missing tooth involved, you can opt for this cost-effective and attractive replacement option.

How does it work?

The process for implant-supported bridges is not different from that of getting regular dental implants. Your dentist will still need to place the dental implants in the jawbone through a minor procedure for osseointegration to be achieved. Once the implants have fused to the jawbone, they can proceed to the last stage of this process, which is the fitting of the bridge on top of the dental implants. The number of dental implants required for this treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on the overall number of missing teeth. However, in most cases, each end of the bridge is supported by 2 dental implants, therefore that’s the minimum number required for this treatment to work.

What are the benefits of implant-supported bridges?

Traditional bridges can last for a specific amount of years and tend to wear and become loose over time. Moreover, traditional bridges require the grinding of your healthy teeth in order to be supported and this can lead to irreversible damage. Moreover, bone loss can make them more mobile and uncomfortable. Bridges supported with dental implants in South Yorkshire, on the other hand, are more stable and comfortable and do not compromise the health of your neighbouring teeth. They are very long lasting and, since they rely on dental implants, they are also more secure and less likely to move around your mouth. Replacing your missing teeth with a bridge supported by dental implants in South Yorkshire will preserve the natural spacing of your teeth and will encourage the healthy development of your jawbone over time.

To learn more about our implant-supported bridges, contact us today.