Dental patients with missing teeth have more options today than ever when it comes to regaining full use of their mouth and flashing a confident smile. Implant bridges are a popular alternative that offers all the advantages of your own permanent teeth without the drawbacks of removable dentures.
Dr. David Brusky, owner and general dentistry professional at The Center for Dental Excellence in the Green Bay, Wisconsin, area collaborates with an oral surgeon to deliver high-quality implant bridges that improve the quality of life for his patients.
Implant bridges are appropriate in cases where multiple teeth are missing in the same area of the mouth. They are more cost-effective than individual tooth implants and a superior long-term option compared to removable dentures.
Implant bridges procedure starts with the end result in mind
Dr. David and his team begin the process of fabricating and restoring a mouth with implant bridges by determining the desired outcome, and then reverse-engineering the steps needed to arrive at that outcome. A 3-D scan of the patient’s jaw provides the starting point in confirming enough bone is present to support the implants.
A temporary removable acrylic denture, called a treatment partial, fills in the gap between teeth during the several months needed for bone regeneration and bridge fabrication. Implant bridges require multiple appointments to complete the entire procedure.
While it can take several months to complete the steps necessary for bridges, patients find it is well worth the wait in terms of functionality, long-term viability, and appearance. They are potentially the longest-lasting restorative option that dentistry can provide with the least likelihood of problems.
Implant bridges minimize the risk of failure because implants are fused to the jawbone and the ultra-strong zirconia material used to construct the bridge resists fracture. They also eliminate the possibility of decay, which is the leading risk of failure with other options.
Partials, or removable dentures, promote fungal infections because food and plaque can collect underneath them. They also create dangerous stresses on the abutting natural teeth with unsightly wire clasps, which can cause the anchor teeth to become loose and even snap off. These anchor teeth are also more prone to bone loss, gum recession and decay.
Implant bridges are the gold standard for the treatment of multiple missing teeth. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about the implant bridges procedure.
The Center for Dental Excellence in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Dr. David Brusky and his team provide general dentistry services within a holistic framework for patients in Green Bay, Howard, Suamico, De Pere, Pulaski, Shawano and other communities in northeastern Wisconsin. The Center for Dental Excellence is located at 410 Security Blvd., behind the United Health Group building (formerly AMS) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (920) 662-1440 or go to https://www.dentalexcellencegreenbay.com/.
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