Supporting Dental Bridges With Dental Implants

January 25, 2019

Traditional dental bridges will be held in place with dental crowns, but we have a more secure alternative. We offer our patients in Olathe, KS, implant-secured bridges, which provide a host of benefits for overall dental health. How do we create these strong and lifelike replacement options? How does addressing tooth loss improve smiles?

Preventing Loss of Jawbone Density

What happens when we lose a tooth? Well, obviously an embarrassing gap opens up in our smile. However, the body also takes notice of a missing tooth root and responds by suspending the flow of nutrients to the surrounding bone tissue. Without these regular doses of calcium and phosphorus, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Over time, this means further tooth loss and in severe cases, an older appearance. Fortunately, a dental implant actually acts a new tooth root. Since the titanium they’re made from is biocompatible, the body recognizes them as roots and resumes the flow of calcium and phosphorus, preserving bone structure. In all, implant dentistry helps protect your smile’s function, stability, and appearance.

The Dental Bridge

Dental bridge can be used to replace a single tooth, or address up to three lost teeth in a row. Traditionally, the prosthetic consists of the new teeth and features crowns attached to each end. We place the crowns on the natural teeth on each side of the gap in your smile, securing the new ones. However, for a more severe and longer lasting alternative, we may use dental implants in place of the crowns!

Securing Them With Implant Dentistry

The dental implants will be topped with lifelike restorations and connected to the new teeth, keeping them firmly in place. We will insert the dental implants into the jaw, where they bond with the jawbone through the process of osseointegration. Once inserted, they have the potential to last for several decades with care and attention. Keeping your new teeth strong means routine homecare, brushing and flossing your teeth daily to remove food particles. You will also need to clean the space between the top of the gums and the bottom of the prosthetic, where food can become trapped. We also recommend a checkup and cleaning, which allows us to monitor your new teeth while also removing plaque and tartar, safeguarding the health of your smile and your new implant-secured prosthetic. If you have any questions about tooth replacement, then contact our team today.

Helping You With Your Tooth Loss

We want to offer a solution to missing teeth with our implant-retained dental bridges. To schedule a consultation and discuss our dental prosthetic options, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.