Implant-Retained Dental Implants – San Antonio, TX
Comprehensive Tooth Replacement via Modern Solutions
While New Image Dentistry offers many solutions to protect your oral health, restore damaged teeth, and take your smile’s appearance to the next level through cosmetic treatment, we’re also happy to replace multiple consecutive teeth with this modern solution to severe tooth loss! Implant-retained dental implants allow you to replace your teeth from top-to-bottom, all without having to modify existing teeth to get it done or rely on a denture for years to come. Simply call our office today and one of our team members will get you scheduled with one of our highly-trained dentists!
What are Implant-Retained Bridges?
While dental bridges are a series of crowns fused together and attached to existing teeth, implant-retained bridges offer a different approach. Instead of attaching to modified teeth to stay in place, they are held in by a pair of dental implants which have fused with existing bone. This not only fills the gap in your smile and prevents neighboring teeth from shifting, but it also keeps the jaw bone healthy and stimulated for decades to come, ensuring proper biting strength.
Is an Implant-Retained Bridge Right for Me?
If you need to replace multiple consecutive teeth, chances are an implant-retained bridge is perfect for your needs. Furthermore, those who need to replace multiple front teeth, this option may also be ideal. Depending on your needs, we’ll modify your treatment as needed. By the end of treatment, you’ll have a long-lasting smile that you can rely on.
How Do Implant-Retained Bridges Work?
Implant-retained bridges take multiple steps to complete. When you first begin treatment, we’ll perform an exam of your smile and ask you specific questions about your current oral health. We’ll determine which teeth you’d like to replace, how many teeth need replacement, and potentially perform preparatory treatments (i.e. gum grafting, gum disease therapy and tooth extractions) if needed.
Once we’ve confirmed your needs in more detail, we’ll surgically place the implants into the jaw and then give them plenty of time to heal. After a few months have passed, we can begin designing your permanent restoration and place it on top of the implants.
The Benefits of Implant-Retained Bridges
We believe that implant-retained bridges can address most if not all of your concerns as a single treatment. They offer many benefits that you won’t find with more traditional tooth replacement options. For example:
- Implants are strong enough to provide long-term rejuvenation of your smile. Not only does this mean they protect healthy teeth, but they also make sure your bone tissue does not resorb back into your own body.
- Implant-retained bridges are designed to last for many decades at a time. In fact, you can expect your bridge to last for at least 30 years, which is a big difference from traditional bridges (which usually need replacement every five to ten years.)
- There’s no special care required to keep your implant bridge healthy. Simply brush and floss as normal and make sure to maintain routine visits to our office for exams and cleanings.