What Is an Implant Supported Bridge?
Placing Implant Bridges in Irving
The traditional way to replace missing teeth adjacent to each other is to have a traditional tooth supported bridge. A traditional supported bridge is supported by your natural teeth, which are ground down and crowned to support the replacements. Although fixed traditional bridges are still a possible solution in certain circumstances, they rely on natural teeth or abutment teeth that are strong and healthy enough to support traditional bridges. Also, removing any sort of healthy tooth structure increases the risk of infection and decay in these teeth.
When a traditional bridge is not the best solution, an implant supported bridge can be a more reliable treatment choice. This is especially the case when natural teeth are no longer present or are not healthy or strong enough to support a bridge.