If you’re missing one or more teeth consecutively, you may already know that they can affect your appearance, but did you know lost teeth can impact your health? Unlike other medical conditions that can get better with time, dental problems will only grow worse if left treated. Thankfully, at LakeView Family Dental, we have a healthy and beautiful solution for missing teeth: implant-retained bridges in Lakeway.
Dental bridges are custom-made prosthetics that we use to literally “bridge” the gap in our patients’ smiles. Traditionally, they are supported by dental crowns on either side, however, this requires removing a slight portion of your surrounding teeth. Additionally, the crown and bridge replacement also only restores the visible portion of your teeth.
Implant-retained bridges combine the benefits of dental implants with bridges to give patients unmatched function, strength, and beauty. Dental implants in Lakeway are small titanium posts that are placed in the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Once placed in either side of the gap in your smile, we can mount a custom-made dental bridge on top of them. The result is a replacement that looks just like your natural smile, and it will also replace the entire tooth from the root up for support and health advantages.
Implant-retained bridges offer patients a way to replace multiple teeth with the strength, health and aesthetic advantages of dental implants. These benefits include:
The best way to know if you’re a good candidate for an implant-retained bridge is to schedule a consultation with our office. One of our experienced dentists will carefully examine your mouth, the number of teeth that you’re missing, and the strength of your jawbone to see if an implant-retained bridge is right for you. Candidates will typically:
If it sounds like you could benefit from an implant-retained bridge, call us today to take your first step toward a complete and beautiful smile.