What Are Implant-Retained Bridges?

By: Dr. Perpetua Okojie


When it comes to replacing missing teeth, implant-retained bridges are an advanced and reliable solution. At Lush Dental & Implants, Dr. Perpetua Okojie and Dr. Shedrack Okojie offer this innovative treatment to help patients in Hudson Oaks, TX restore their smiles. But what exactly is an implant-retained bridge, and how does it work? An implant-retained bridge is a dental prosthetic that is securely anchored to dental implants embedded in the jawbone, providing a stable and durable replacement for missing teeth. This type of bridge not only restores functionality but also improves the aesthetics of your smile, making it a popular choice for those seeking a long-term solution to tooth loss.

How do implant-retained bridges work?

An implant-retained bridge is a type of dental restoration that uses dental implants to support a bridge. Unlike traditional dental bridges, which rely on neighboring teeth for support, an implant-supported bridge is anchored directly into the jawbone using dental implants. This method provides a more stable and long-lasting solution for missing teeth. The process involves placing dental implants into the jawbone, which then serve as secure anchors for the bridge.

What are the benefits of an implant-supported dental bridge?

There are several benefits to choosing an implant-supported dental bridge over traditional options. First, they offer stability and comfort. Since the bridge is anchored to implants, patients can enjoy a natural, secure fit. Additionally, implant-supported bridges help preserve the jawbone and prevent bone loss, which is a common issue with missing teeth. This helps maintain facial structure and overall oral health. These bridges also do not require altering adjacent healthy teeth, unlike traditional bridges, making them a more conservative option.

Who is a good candidate for an implant-retained bridge?

Candidates for an implant-retained bridge typically have one or more missing teeth and sufficient jawbone density to support dental implants. Your dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if this treatment is suitable for you. Good oral hygiene and a commitment to maintaining dental health are also important factors. The procedure for getting an implant-retained bridge involves several steps. Initially, dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. After the implants have integrated with the bone, which typically takes a few months, the custom-made bridge is attached. Dr. Okojie ensure each step is performed with precision and care, resulting in a natural-looking and functional smile. Though the process requires patience, the outcome is a durable and aesthetically pleasing dental bridge implant.

Get started at Lush Dental & Implants

If you are considering a dental bridge implant to replace missing teeth, contact Lush Dental & Implants in Hudson Oaks, TX today. Dr. Perpetua Okojie and Dr. Shedrack Okojie are dedicated to providing high-quality care and helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how an implant-retained bridge can benefit you and start your journey toward improved oral health and confidence.

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