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Implant-Retained Bridge – Brownstown, MI

Restore Multiple Missing Teeth at Once

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Are you missing several consecutive teeth? An incomplete smile is more than just a source of social embarrassment. Missing teeth can make routine actions such as eating or speaking much more difficult. Missing more than one tooth can make restoring your smile seem like a complex or even unrealistic goal, but the truth is that dental implants make it easy! By pairing just one or two dental implants with a dental bridge or partial denture, Dr. Sammi Hadad can give you back the strong, confident smile you used to have.

Two Consecutive Missing Teeth

Implant-retained bridge supporting two joined artificial teeth

Missing one tooth is bad enough, but missing two consecutive teeth? You will likely have a very noticeable gap in your smile and your dental function will be significantly impacted. Fortunately, Dr. Hadad can replace both missing teeth with an implant-retained bridge – and just a single implant! Replacing two missing teeth does not cause double trouble when it comes it comes to dental implants. A single implant is usually strong enough to support two joined artificial teeth.

Three or More Consecutive Missing Teeth

Implant-retained bridge

At Ultimate Dental in Brownstown, only two implants are needed to replace three or more consecutive missing teeth. If you already wear a traditional bridge, then you know these types of restorations stay secured in the mouth by placing two crowns on top of healthy teeth on either side of a dental gap. The two crowns on either side hold one or more prosthetic teeth between them.

An implant-retained bridge achieves the same goal as a traditional bridge but does not require shaving down adjacent healthy teeth in order to fit the dental crowns. Instead, dental implants at either end of the bridge firmly anchor the crowns and prosthetic teeth in place.  

Multiple Missing Teeth Throughout an Arch

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Teeth do not always fall out one right next to another. Often times, people lose several teeth from different sections of their smile. In these cases, dental implants may still be a viable option to restore one’s dental function and appearance. During your consultation with Dr. Hadad, she will carefully evaluate your mouth to determine if it’s possible to secure a bridge or partial denture in place using just a couple dental implants.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Bridges

Implant-retained bridges offer a number of benefits compared to their traditional alternatives, such as:

  • Maximum Stability – By replacing missing teeth from the roots up, dental implants offer maximum stability and restore chewing power to almost 100%.
  • Preserve Healthy Teeth – Implant-retained bridges rely on the jawbone for support, leaving nearby healthy teeth untouched.
  • Stimulate the Jawbone – Dental implants stimulate the jawbone by replacing the missing tooth root structure, helping prevent bone deterioration.
  • Long-Lasting Solution – With proper care, dental implants can last for several decades – or even longer! In contrast, conventional bridges typically must be replaced every 5 to 15 years.

If you are tired of going through life missing multiple teeth and want to know more about implant-retained bridges, do not hesitate to give our team a call! Dr. Hadad can share more details about this exciting tooth replacement solution during an initial consultation and discuss whether it is the right treatment for you.