What is an Implant Supported Bridge and Why Might I Need this Restoration?
We can use implant supported bridges to replace multiple teeth that are located in the same area of the mouth or to replace full upper or lower dentures. It is not necessary to replace every single tooth with a single implant as the implants are strong and secure enough to be able to support multiple teeth. The exact number of implants required can vary according to the position of the teeth being replaced and the number that are missing. Implant supported bridges to replace upper dentures usually require a greater number of implants to provide adequate support.
An implant supported bridge can be a good option for cases where the natural teeth are either missing completely or are not sufficiently strong enough to support a bridge. Using dental implants in this way can enable you to gain the advantages offered by this treatment rather than relying on less desirable choices such as partial or full dentures. With an implant supported bridge, you will be able to eat and talk normally and can enjoy a far greater range of foods than can comfortably be eaten with conventional dentures.
How is an Implant Supported Bridge Constructed?
Our implant supported bridges are made from the highest quality porcelains that closely replicate natural teeth. Our skilled technicians in our on-site dental laboratory can use a combination of different shades and translucencies to fabricate a bridge that will blend in beautifully with any exiting natural teeth and which will compliment facial features and skin tones. In cases where some of the gum tissues are missing, we can replace this with gum coloured porcelains. This enables us to design the bridge with the correct dimensions, ensuring the finished appearance is both natural and functional.