Unlike traditional bridges that rely on adjacent teeth for support, implant-supported bridges are anchored directly to the jawbone with dental implants. This method provides a stronger, more stable foundation for the bridge, without the need to alter or place stress on surrounding teeth. The process involves the placement of titanium implants into the jawbone, where they serve as roots for the missing teeth. Once these implants have integrated with the bone, a custom-made bridge is securely attached, filling the gap with lifelike prosthetic teeth.
The procedure for implant-supported bridges is meticulously planned and executed over several visits. Initially, a comprehensive assessment of your oral health and jaw structure is conducted to determine the feasibility of the implants. Following the successful placement and integration of the implants, a detailed impression of your mouth is taken to design a bridge that perfectly matches the color, shape and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless blend with your smile.
Implant-supported bridges offers significant advantages:
• Enhanced stability and comfort, providing a feeling similar to natural teeth
• Improved oral health, as the bridge supports itself without relying on adjacent teeth
• Preservation of jawbone and facial structure, thanks to the stimulation provided by the implants
• A long-lasting solution, with the potential for the implants to last a lifetime with proper care
• Restored confidence in your smile and ability to eat a wide range of foods without worry
Contact us today at 847-888-4334 to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Michael Bender. Let us help you achieve the optimal oral health and confidence you deserve with implant-supported bridges in Elgin, Illinois.