A dental bridge can be used to “bridge the gap” where one or more teeth have been lost. Traditionally dental bridges were removable, requiring daily cleaning and providing a less than ideal patient experience. Today’s patients enjoy the benefits of many advances made in restorative dentistry that enable lost teeth to be replaced with a permanent dental implant or an implant supported bridge. A dental bridge can be placed and supported by existing natural teeth or the use of a dental implant. A dental bridge that is secured with a dental implant can offer several key benefits for your long-term dental health and your daily quality of life:
- Reduces bone loss in the jaw: using implants will help to retain natural bone structure by replacing the lost tooth root.
- Secure result: dental implants will provide natural chewing ability and enable confident speech.
- Preserves natural teeth: using dental implants means that existing teeth do not need to be degraded to accommodate the new bridge.