Do you have a few missing teeth but not enough to warrant a full-arch replacement? My Dental Implants in Auckland, New Zealand offers dental implant bridges that are practical, aesthetic, and long-lasting.
An implant-supported bridge, unlike removable partials or fixed bridges, does not rely on natural teeth for support, retaining chewing abilities and improving the appearance of your smile.
What is an Implant Bridge, and how does it work?
Implant-supported bridges, also known as “fixed partial dentures” or “fixed dental partials,” are a permanent tooth replacement option for when multiple teeth are missing at the same time or when there aren’t enough healthy teeth to support a regular dental bridge.
A custom-made bridge is anchored to the dental implants surgically put in the jawbone with implant-supported restorations.
How is the Bridge Anchored?
Traditional dental bridges are anchored on either side by a natural tooth, which necessitates filing away the enamel of the adjacent teeth in order to place dental crowns over them. It also means that the bridge must be supported by enough healthy teeth. Placing a dental bridge across surrounding teeth that are movable, decaying, or have gum disease or bone loss will cause the bridge to fail prematurely.
Natural teeth are not required to sustain implant-supported bridges. Instead, dental implants operate as artificial tooth roots and support each side of the bridge. As a result, implants are frequently utilized to support traditional bridges or partial dentures in individuals who do not have enough healthy teeth.
What is the maximum number of teeth that can be replaced?
One or two replacement porcelain teeth are connected between two crowns in a typical bridge, resulting in a long-lasting and aesthetically acceptable restoration.
Implant bridges are ideal in circumstances where many teeth are lost because they enable more teeth to be replaced. Because dental implants can carry greater weight than natural teeth, implant dentures can support as many as 3 to 5 artificial teeth at once — even a full-arch implant denture can be supported with only 4 to 6 implants!
What is their lifespan?
Traditional dental bridges wear out over time as new cavities, bacteria, and periodontal disease form around the anchoring teeth, and bone loss makes them more mobile.
Traditional bridges are typically replaced every 10 years, but you may need to replace them twice or three times over the course of a few decades. Refitting a new bridge over the supporting teeth wears them down, and there may eventually be insufficient healthy teeth to sustain the bridge. Traditional bridges, in comparison to single tooth implants or implant-retained restorations, carry significant dangers and are more expensive over time.
When compared to standard dental bridges, implant-supported dental bridges endure far longer. Implants that support the bridge can last a lifetime with adequate care and cleaning.
The underlying implants do not need to be replaced as the bridge wears out, and they are considered the most long-lasting tooth replacement option available. The metal implants become firmly fixed in the jaw as the new bone fuses around them, improving the bone quality around them.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges
Implant-supported bridges are an excellent alternative to traditional bridges when traditional bridges are not an option:
- Implant-supported bridges provide the same feel, look, and function as natural teeth.
- They offer a long-term treatment while preserving the integrity of neighboring teeth on both sides of the tooth gap.
- Bone density and bone structures can be preserved with dental implants and dental implant bridges.
- They let you talk, eat, and smile normally again without having to worry about your dental prosthesis slipping out of your mouth or becoming loose.
- Dental implants have a robust construction that can sustain regular biting and chewing forces.
- Implant-retained bridges are an affordable treatment alternative to replacing each missing tooth individually with a single implant.
Implant Bridges Cost
The cost of implant-supported bridges varies based on the number of implants, implant kinds, final restoration materials, and whether or not a bone graft is required.
The cost of a single implant (with crown) starts at $5980.
Dental Implant Bridges in Auckland can help you regain your smile and confidence.
Talking to a qualified dentist about your Implant-Supported Bridge alternatives is the first step toward regaining your confidence and restoring the beauty and functionality of your smile. When you come to Affordable Dental Implants Auckland, our implant dentists will analyze your oral health and provide a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. Contact us today to find out whether you are a good candidate for an implant-supported restoration.