Required Conditions for an Implant-Supported Bridge

25 April 2018
25 April 2018, Comments: 0

If you have missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for an implant-supported bridge, compared to a traditional bridge. With this new type of bridge, dental implants on each side of the bridge help give it more stability – compared to a traditional bridge. This helps with eating as there is no slippage.

An implant-supported bridge helps promote growth in the jaw bone where a tooth was missing and maintains the position of remaining natural teeth. A dentist can assess whether you would be a candidate for the procedure.

Key takeaways:

– At least one or more teeth in a row need to be missing to have an implant-supported bridge.

– Proper jaw bone support is required – if jaw bone has been lost a dentist may suggest a bone graft.

– Overall oral health must be good and any underlying issues resolved before the procedure can be considered.

If you have gum disease or another type of oral health condition, it’ll need to be fully treated before you can be considered for this procedure.

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