Implant Bridges Offer Full Smiles Again

santa rosa implant bridgeWhen you lose more than one tooth, this could mean several implant posts and crowns would be excessive. For gaps of two to four teeth in a row, we could instead secure a bridge with one to two dental implants. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons can secure dental implant bridges.

The Factors Behind Your Tooth Loss

You could suffer tooth loss due to a sudden injury or accident, or as a result of an untreated cavity or infection. However, the most common cause of adult tooth loss is periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease. Which means lack of good oral hygiene, which could lead to issues like gum disease, could eventually mean tooth loss. This could include lack of proper brushing and flossing habits, infrequent dental cleanings, and a diet high in sugar and starch. Tobacco use could be a factor too! When you lose teeth, this could cause misalignment, issues eating and speaking, and the erosion of your jaw, which in turn means further tooth loss and an aged appearance. But dental implants can help prevent these issues!

Securing Your New Tooth Roots

We suggest an implant bridge when you have between two and four missing teeth in a row. When this occurs, we will take detailed digital images and measurements of your jaw and use this information to plan the placement of your new dental implants. These root-like devices are made from biocompatible titanium and inserted directly into the jawbone. They bond with the bone tissue and act as new roots, keeping the jawbone from eroding and protecting your smile.

Attaching New Teeth

Our team uses the same images, impressions, and measurements to design and fabricate your new prosthetic. The bridge will consist of replacement teeth with crowns attached to one or both ends. The replacement teeth and crowns are made from ceramic, which can endure daily bite forces with ease and be shaded to blend with your teeth, providing a lifelike appearance. When the prosthetic is ready and the implant placement area has healed, we will connect abutments to the implant post and then attach the prosthetic. Your new prosthetic can last far longer than traditional options, decades or even a lifetime with proper care and attention.

If you have any questions about how we address your missing teeth with a dental bridge, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a full smile again!

Do You Have Questions About Securing New Teeth?

A dental bridge can offer a long-lasting replacement for your missing teeth. To learn more about our custom and lifelike dental prosthetics, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.