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Implant-Retained Bridges – West Orange, NJ

Stable, Long-Lasting Multi-Tooth Replacement

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Has trauma, decay, or gum disease caused you to lose multiple teeth? You may face a number of daily struggles, such as challenges with chewing and decreased confidence in social situations. Fortunately, modern dentistry can help you fill in the empty space and regain your lost smile. If your missing teeth are adjacent to one another, you may be able to benefit from an implant-retained bridge in West Orange. This treatment offers stable, long-lasting tooth replacement that both looks and feels natural.

Why Choose D&G Dental for Implant-Retained Bridges?

  • Comprehensive, fully custom treatment plans
  • Dental implant placement & restoration in one convenient location
  • On-site oral & maxillofacial surgeon

What Is an Implant-Retained Bridge?

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A traditional dental bridge relies on your remaining natural teeth for support. Crowns get placed over the abutment teeth (the teeth next to the empty space), and they have one or more artificial teeth between them. In contrast, an implant-retained does not need the support of your natural teeth. Rather, it gains all of its strength from dental implants in West Orange.

Our team surgically places the implants beneath the gum line. There, they bond with the bone around them and create the strongest base possible for the prosthesis that will eventually go on top of them. An implant-retained bridge can replace two, three, or more missing teeth in a row.

Are You a Candidate for an Implant-Retained Bridge?

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To find out if you are a candidate for an implant-retained bridge, visit us for a consultation. We’ll need to make sure that your gums and jawbone are healthy before we place the implants. During this initial appointment, we can also talk about things such as the cost of the procedure and the timeline for restoring your teeth.

Most people are candidates for dental implants. However, an implant-retained bridge might not be right for you if:

  • You have suffered extensive tooth loss. If you are missing all or most of your teeth, an implant-retained denture may be a better solution for you.
  • You are only missing one tooth. If your remaining natural teeth are still healthy, an implant-retained crown to replace just a single tooth may be the best way to recomplete your smile.

Caring for an Implant-Retained Bridge

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After your restoration is in place, you’ll find that caring for your implant-retained bridge is easy. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your gorgeous new smile:

  • Be sure to floss underneath the bridge. Brushing your teeth is vital when you have implants, but so is flossing. A floss threader can help you clean the area between your gums and the artificial teeth. You also need to floss around the implants themselves.
  • Use an antibacterial mouth rinse. This can help to keep bacteria away from the implants and reduce your risk of infection.
  • Visit us for checkups. We’ll work with you to ensure that your bridge maintains its function and beauty for as long as possible.

As long as you diligently care for your implants, you can expect them to last for decades — perhaps even for the rest of your life. The bridge itself may last for at least 10 – 15 years before it needs to be replaced.

Would like to discover whether an implant-retained bridge could benefit you? Contact D&G Dental today to schedule your consultation.