Tooth loss is a common challenge, and there are several advanced treatment options to address missing teeth. As seasoned experts in the latest dental restorations, Hammond Pond Dental Group recommends implant-supported bridges to replace lost teeth.
Missing teeth not only appear unsightly but can interfere with your bite, tooth alignment, and smile. Our skilled dentist near you explains what implant-supported bridges are and how they can help.
An implant-supported bridge is like a regular bridge but is supported by dental implants instead of natural teeth. Our dentist in Chestnut Hill, MA, will usually place one implant in the jaw bone for each missing tooth and attach a crown to every one of the implants.
They offer much higher stability compared to traditional bridges as the implant is fused with the jaw bone. There is also no chance of the implant becoming decayed (implants are from titanium metal) or infected.
While it usually takes anywhere from 3-6 months to place implants and crowns, modern dental technology now allows dentists to place implants and crowns in just one day. Please feel free to call our dental experts to discuss our extensive range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry options.
The biggest difference between traditional bridges and implant-supported bridges is the time factor and costs involved. We can place traditional dental bridges in about two visits, while implant-supported bridges may take longer.
However, Hammond Pond Dental Group now offers single-day implants, so no need to wait for weeks and months to get your tooth replaced. Moreover, implant-supported bridges are just as easy to care for as conventional bridges. Brush and floss carefully around the bridge to reduce the chances of decay.
If you’ve experienced a loss of teeth and want to consider replacing the missing tooth, please give us a call today. The dentist will assess your oral cavity, record your medical history, and recommend safe and effective restorations for you.
Please contact us to discuss how our experienced dentist can help you rebuild your smile.