If you have lost teeth several teeth, or many are too badly damaged to function properly, then you may want to consider tooth replacement options. Tooth loss interferes with normal speaking and chewing, and a gapped smile will interfere with your self-esteem. Don’t let these side effects of tooth loss become a permanent condition.
Full arch bridges that are supported by dental implants replace missing teeth with stability and vitality. Not only will you feel great, but you will look great too.
Prior to dental implant placement, there may be the need to fortify the jaw with bone grafting. This causes minimal discomfort, and it is a successful way those with bone loss can become candidates for dental implants. Augmenting the jaw bone also protects the sinus cavities and preserves the facial structure.
Dentists strategically place a select number of implant posts into the jaw, avoiding the areas in the jaw where implants cannot be safely placed or where they may cause discomfort and pressure. This also prevents implant posts from being placed too close to each other.
An implant-supported full arch bridge restores the full range of function and strength to your bite. The implant posts are sturdy anchors that essentially become new tooth roots for permanent bridges.
Implant posts also stimulate the jaw, preventing the bone from being reabsorbed into the body through a process called resorption. When the jaw bone is stimulated, it does not shrink and affect the facial structure. This prevents the jaw from taking on a sunken and prematurely aged appearance.
The restorations are placed onto the implant posts with abutments, and they have a natural and gorgeous appearance. Restorations can be made to identically match neighboring teeth. Patients can also collaborate with their dentist in designing their full arch bridge. The dentist can counsel you on optimal shape, size, and shade of prosthetic teeth to ensure they complement your natural beauty and unique features. Patients can also give input on their aesthetic preferences for a final smile that is a signature hallmark of your individual taste.
If you have missing teeth and are interested in learning more about the many benefits of full arch bridges that are supported with dental implants, give James Gallagher, DDS, in Kingwood a call. He expertly provides beautiful implant supported bridges and you have nothing to fear with his kind and compassionate treatment.
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