Implant-Retained Bridge – Northgate, WA

Make Your Smile Complete with Dental Implants

Are you missing consecutive teeth, just like millions of other Americans? Does the gap in your smile appear to be growing, despite your efforts to practice positive oral care and maintain dental visits? The fact is once teeth are extracted or lost, your existing teeth are only at higher risk of falling out as well. Chewing food and speaking can also become more difficult. Thankfully, implant-retained bridges can make it easy to replace multiple teeth at once. You don’t even need a dedicated implant for each tooth! Here’s how Dr. Taba and Dr. Subha can get it done.

Replacing Two Consecutive Teeth

An older couple examining an X-ray from a dentist. Missing one tooth may not seem like a big deal, especially if you think you can eat and speak relatively fine. However, losing two teeth can make it exponentially more difficult and replacement an even higher priority. In some cases, we can connect two dental crowns together and attach them to a single dental implant. Keep in mind that this is done on a case-by-case basis and largely depends on which teeth you need to replace and the bone density of your jaw.

Restoring Three or More Consecutive Teeth

A diagram of an implant-retained bridge. When you choose a traditional bridge to replace teeth, there are typically three crowns attached to one or more additional restorations. That means you can have either a three-crown bridge or a four-crown bridge. The problem with this option is the crowns on either end of the bridge are hollowed out so they can be placed on top of existing modified teeth. If you don’t want to make modifications to your tooth enamel, which is required for traditional dental bridges, you’ll find dental implants to be a great alternative. Furthermore, replacing three or more consecutive teeth does not require a dedicated dental implant for each tooth you replace. Typically, a pair of dental implants is enough to hold a three- or even four-crown bridge!

Comprehensive Tooth Replacement Via Implant-Retained Arch

An older woman smiling outside. If you have multiple teeth missing on opposite sides of the mouth, it may be surprising to hear that implant-retained bridges can still offer a viable tooth replacement option. While it depends on the circumstance, a handful of dental implants may be able to effectively secure what is known as a partial denture in place. We’ll make sure that you complete a detailed consultation beforehand in order to determine the most effective treatment option based on your needs, including implant-retained partial dentures.

The Benefits You Can Expect from Treatment

An older couple smiling.Whether you’re holding a bridge or a partial denture with dental implants, the benefits you can expect are truly remarkable. These benefits include:

  • A stronger and more reliable biting force for eating the foods you love
  • Better health and blood flow in your jawbone, which keeps remaining teeth healthier
  • No need to permanently remove existing tooth enamel to make room for a restoration
  • A tooth replacement option that provides 30 years (and longer) of function
  • The most natural-looking and feeling tooth replacement option out there