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Dental Implant Crown and Bridge – Arlington Heights, IL

Replace Multiple Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, tooth loss is still a common problem. At least 120 million Americans are missing 1 or more teeth. Traditionally, a fixed bridge is used to close the gap. Although it’s effective, it creates several disadvantages. As an alternative option, you can enjoy the security of dental implants. Your new smile will closely look and feel natural when choosing a dental implant-retained crown and bridge.

What is a Dental Implant-Retained Crown and Bridge?

Woman using dental implants to replace multiple missing teeth.

A traditional fixed bridge uses an impression of the mouth to recreate the portions of the teeth you lost above the gum line. The bridge is held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond custom-made dental crowns over them. This is an effective option; however, you’ll need to permanently alter healthy teeth. In addition, it will only last for a few years before needing to be replaced.

Dental implants resolve the common disadvantages of a traditional bridge. 1-2 titanium posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as new tooth roots. This anchors your bridge to your jawbone for unmatched support and stability.

How Does a Dental Implant-Retained Crown and Bridge Work?

Model of an implant-supported bridge.

A dental implant is unique because it replaces the entire tooth structure, including the root. 1-2 titanium implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. This allows them to stimulate new bone growth to stop dental drift while also allowing your jaw to fuse to the posts through a process called osseointegration. After your bone has healed, your custom-made bridge is connected to the posts using abutments. Your restoration is made to match the appearance of your natural teeth to blend in flawlessly with your smile.

Am I a Candidate for an Implant-Supported Bridge?

Image of each component in dental implant bridge.

If you’ve lost 2 or more teeth in a row, you might be a candidate for an implant-supported bridge. We’ll perform a thorough consultation and review a CT scan of your jaw to ensure dental implants are right for you.

What are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Prosthetics?

Woman smiling with an implant-supported bridge.

Supporting your bridge with dental implants offers exceptional benefits, including:

  • Over a 95% success rate.
  • Looks and feels natural.
  • Preserves your jawbone and stops dental drift.
  • Improves your oral health.
  • Doesn’t alter healthy teeth.
  • Doesn’t rely on healthy teeth for support.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • Long-term, cost-effective solution.

Rebuild Your Smile Today

If you have an incomplete smile, we can help. Discover the benefits of a dental implant-retained crown and bridge. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to invest in a beautiful smile.