Replacing Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants in Coral Gables, FL
When several neighboring teeth are missing, an implant-supported bridge is the optimal treatment option for replacing them. An implant bridge consists of three major aspects: dental implants, abutments, and the dental bridge. Our Coral Gables dental office uses a traditional bridge because it uses healthy neighboring teeth to secure the dental crowns in your mouth, the implant-supported bridge is firmly held in place by the implants.
Unlike a traditional bridge, the implant bridge supports bone growth in addition to replacing the exterior appearance of teeth. When multiple neighboring teeth are missing, the bone begins to resorb and shrink at a rapid pace. The surrounding teeth will then begin to shift and move into the open space, possibly causing greater damage to the remaining teeth. The remaining teeth begin to overcompensate for the lost teeth and they too risk being lost. The implant bridge not only replaces missing teeth, it actively prevents further tooth loss as well.
Advantages of a dental implant bridge:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Preservation of bone