What You Should Know About Dental Implant Bridges

Patients need a secure, durable solution when a restoration for one or more missing teeth is required. Dr. Robert Harrell and his caring, capable team at Harrell Dental Implant Center offer the latest dental implant technology and the best possible patient experience to create permanent, natural-looking outcomes for satisfied clients on a daily basis.

Dental Implant Bridges

Implant bridges are an alternative to traditional banded bridges. This new, completely stable option replaces multiple missing teeth without damaging the surrounding natural teeth, which was necessary in the past. Plus, you have the security of knowing your dental implant functions similar to an original tooth root, helping to maintain the integrity of your jaw bone.

 Implants can help protect healthy teeth

When you lose a tooth, one of the most widely used teeth replacement option has been the dental implant bridge. Often times, this involves cutting off some parts of adjacent healthy teeth to ensure proper balance of the dental bridge.
Thanks to dental implants, we can now position a crown or a bridge on the dental implant itself. Other teeth do not need to suffer because of the plight of one.

Dental implants are a way of ensuring that healthy teeth stay healthy by living them alone while still providing a foundation in your jawbone to support whatever dental prosthesis you are affixing and hold it firmly in place.

 Implants serve as a replacement for the roots of your missing tooth

When you lose a tooth, it creates a void where the root was situated. Unfortunately, most tooth replacement options only focus on replacing the crown of the teeth. Dental implants focus on the parts of the teeth that cannot be seen — namely the roots, or the sub-level, as I love to call it.

The roots of your teeth are anchored to your jaw, that is why they can hold it in place — much like the roots of a tree. With the implants put in they make contact with the bone, tricking it into thinking thinking that the root of the teeth is present. This encourages it to grow new tissue around the implant, thereby creating a natural bond between bone and metal.

Without the dental implant in the root position, you will lose jawbone mass and density over time. More details at Huffington Post

Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Like You Used To

If the long-term variety of your diet is one of the deciding factors as to which dental restoration you should pursue, a dental implant bridge is easily your best option. One of the best results of dental implant therapy is the ability to chew any of your favorite foods once the healing phase is complete, including nuts, popcorn, hard foods and sticky foods that would be a no-no with a traditional bridge.

A dental implant can be a single-tooth replacement system, with no effect on healthy adjacent teeth. It involves placing a titanium metal implant directly into the living bone of the jaw, in a minor surgical procedure. After a short time, the bone and the implant fuse, and a crown restoration is placed on top to complete the prosthetic tooth system. Dental implants don’t decay, and they’re less likely to lead to gum disease than a natural tooth bridge. They also last longer, potentially offering far greater value. See more at Dear Doctor

Harrell Dental Implant Center Is The Charlotte Leader

Whether you are exploring single tooth replacement, need a bridge for multiple teeth or require a complete arch replacement, Harrell Dental Implant Center is your best bet. Call 704-206-1330 or use the contact form on this page to make an appointment. During your free consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will appear when your implants are in place.