Implant-supported Bridges Restore Comfort, Functionality, and Aesthetics
An implant-supported bridge can replace missing teeth, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile with complete confidence. These bridges are made from several fused replacement teeth anchored by one or more dental implants. When it comes to replacing multiple missing teeth, implant-supported bridges are second to none. Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Dr. Lisa Reid provide custom implant-supported bridges at their Brooklyn Heights, NYC practice. Contact Brooklyn Heights Dental today to learn how an implant-supported bridge can benefit you.
About Implant-supported Bridges
Drs. Stanislaus and Reid use high-quality dental porcelain, zirconia, and other materials to design bridges that blend beautifully with your natural teeth. And because it is anchored to dental implants, you never have to worry that your bridge will slip out of place. Meanwhile, dental implants are the only restorative option that can halt the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss, making implant-supported bridges one of the best investments you can make in a compromised smile.
Insurance rarely covers the entire cost of dental implants, but we offer financing options to help you place the cost of an implant-supported bridge within your budget. During your consultation, our staff will explain the options we offer to help you to afford a beautiful, healthy new smile.
Candidates for Implant-supported Bridges
In general, implant-supported bridge candidates:
- Are missing two or more teeth.
- Are in good overall health.
- Don't smoke, since nicotine can inhibit the ability to heal following implant surgery.
- Have sufficient jawbone tissue to support a dental implant.
We use digital X-rays to examine your jaw bone and determine if it is strong enough to support dental implants. If you have waited to address missing teeth, and have experienced some bone atrophy, we can perform a bone graft to restore an adequate base for dental implants. During this procedure, Dr. Stanislaus will place donor tissue to augment the jaw. Once the graft has fully integrated with your bone tissue, he can proceed with implant placement.
Placing and Restoring Your Dental Implants
In some cases, we can place and restore implants on the same day. Surgery begins with an incision in the gums, granting access to the jaw bone. Next, a pilot hole is drilled into the bone, and the threaded implant is inserted. Abutment pieces are attached to the implants, the gums are sutured closed, and the bridge is attached to the abutments. In other cases, patients will need to wait three to six months for the implants to fully integrate with the jaw before receiving a permanent bridge. In the meantime, we will provide a temporary bridge. During a consultation, we will determine which approach is best for your needs.
All of our bridges are carefully crafted to achieve a precise, comfortable fit, and provide a natural appearance that matches any existing teeth. With proper care, you can expect that your implant-supported bridge will provide a lifetime of comfortable, confident, and beautiful smiles.
Contact Us Today
A compromised smile does not just affect your appearance; it can affect your overall quality of life. Fortunately, we offer an outstanding solution. Contact us today to learn if an implant-supported bridge is right for you.