About Implant Bridges
Losing a tooth or teeth as an adult can be life altering, affecting the ability to eat and speak normally or to smile with confidence. Thanks to modern advances in the dental field, patients now have a variety of options for permanent tooth replacement. One effective long-term solutions for the replacement of lost teeth is an implanted bridge. For patients who are missing several teeth, our recommendation at Beyond Smiles Dental Care in Fort Worth, TX is an implant-retained bridge. This type of fixed bridge, much like a removable bridge, can restore the patient's ability to speak and chew comfortably. Contact Beyond Smiles Dental Care to set up a consultation with our board-certified dentist, Dr. Edwina Evangelista, and learn more about implant-retained bridges.
What to Expect
Before installing an implant-retained bridge, Dr. Edwina Evangelista will take X-rays and thoroughly examine her patients to determine if a bridge is the most beneficial dental treatment for their specific situation. During a consultation, Dr. E will explain in detail, a patient’s treatment options and create their custom plan. Implant-retained bridges are fashioned in a similar manner to traditional bridges, except with the use of implant-retained dental crowns. These crowns are fused to the jawbone for long-term use, as well as ease in retrieval should repairs or cleanings be necessary.
Under prime circumstances, a fixed bridges can offer a patient about 10 years of use. As with any dental health patient, our Fort Worth, TX dental team still strongly recommends patients attend cleanings in six month intervals in addition to at least a once yearly dental exam. By keeping regular dental cleanings and examinations, Dr. Evangelista can aid her patients in keeping their bridge clean, free of plaque buildup and in great working order.
Plan Your Procedure
Bridge Your Smile
At Beyond Smiles Dental Care, we understand the value of a confident, healthy smile. It is our sincere desire to help you achieve the best smile possible. Implant-retained bridges are recommended by Beyond Smiles Dental Care when a patient is missing several, or most of their teeth or does not have healthy enough remaining teeth to support a traditional, fixed bridge. If you feel that an implant-retained dental bridge is an option for the replacement of your missing teeth, give our helpful staff a call today.