Author : ArcPro Support
Date : August 28, 2023
Category : Dental Bridges

Implant-Supported Bridges – Tooth Restoration at Oak Korner Dental

Tooth replacement in dentistry has advanced significantly over the years. Originating from the first dental implants successfully placed in the 1960s, we now have a range of treatment options available. With Dr. Erwan Jerger, your Oakville dentist, you can get high-quality dental care to address functional and cosmetic concerns. If you have suffered from tooth loss, with two or more teeth lost in a row, an implant-supported bridge might be one of the most-suited options to restore your smile.

Implant-supported bridges are different from traditional bridges. They don’t need to be mounted to healthy teeth and they have functional advantages that make them superior in many cases. Learn about implant-supported bridges today as you prepare for your consultation at Oak Korner Dental, the home of your Oakville dentist.

Are You the Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants and a Bridge Unit?

Dental implants are available to most patients. Typically, only patients that have significant problems with healing and their immune systems would be incompatible with dental implants.

  • Sufficient bone density is needed to place dental implants, but grafting is available ahead of implant placement if there needs to be a more stable foundation for implants.
  • If you have overall good oral health aside from having lost some teeth, then you are likely a good candidate for dental implants. Any prohibitive issues like active infection can be treated before getting dental implants and bridges.
  • You should have multiple missing teeth in a row to be considered for dental implants and bridge restoration. If you have a single tooth missing, a single dental implant or traditional bridge might be recommended instead.
  • If you’re a smoker, you should be willing to quit to aid in your treatment. Smoking can interfere with healing and can cause long-term dental problems that compromise the long-term success of implants and dental bridges.

How Long Does a Bridge Last?

Implants can last for a lifetime when maintained with regularly scheduled visits with Dr. Jerger. Oral hygiene and professional checkups are key to the success of your treatment. The bridge attachment won’t be quite as durable as the implant post but can still last a long time.

Broadly, a dental bridge attached to implants will last between 10 and 20 years. Individual experiences vary, and some patients can maintain the bridge unit for longer than 20 years. Regular checkups will give you a clear idea of the condition of the bridge unit and your overall oral health, Oak Korner Dental will be here to guide you through maintaining your implants and bridges.

Treatment with an implant-supported bridge might just be the ideal option for your unique case. Book your appointment at Oak Korner Dental to learn more and get meticulous treatment planning with professional care.

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