Losing multiple teeth is a difficult event to experience. Not only has your smile become less attractive, but the health and quality of your bite has deteriorated as well. To fix this, you have to get implants for each and every tooth lost, right? Not necessarily. Thanks to advancements in dental technology and procedures, there is a more efficient and less invasive form of treatment. This treatment is referred to as a dental bridge. There are a few ways a dental bridge can benefit you and give you your smile back.
Dental bridges only need implant posts on either end of the bridge to maintain its position and sustain bite pressure. This means less surgery and a speedier recovery time. After the implants have healed and fused with the jaw bone, your abutments are placed securely into the implants and your custom crafted bridge is placed over the abutments, replacing all of your lost teeth.
With your new dental bridge, your bite should be close to what it was before the loss of your teeth. This means reduced stress on your jaw bone as well as on your remaining natural teeth. The dental bridge is formed using molds of your mouth. This technique helps your dentist craft a dental bridge that appears genuine and fits comfortably with the rest of your teeth, allowing you to smile without a second thought.
To avoid further complications and have continued success with your dental implants, diligently brush and floss at least twice a day and schedule regular checkups and cleaning with your dentist.