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Implant-Retained Bridges – Beverly, MA

Secure Your Bridge with Dental Implants

Image of a bridge supported by dental implants.

No one ever expects to lose their teeth, but it’s a reality for many Americans. Whether from decay, trauma, or disease, an incomplete smile can affect your quality of life. Not to mention, it’s easy to feel insecure about the empty spaces. You don’t need to live with an imperfect smile. We can replace your missing teeth with dental implants. You can enjoy the next best thing to your natural smile using implant-retained bridges.

Two Consecutive Missing Teeth

Model of a bridge treating consecutive tooth loss.

Traditionally, consecutive missing teeth are replaced using a fixed bridge. An impression of your mouth is used to recreate the portions of your missing teeth visible above the gum line. This bridges the gap between your missing teeth. The restoration is held in place using a dental crown bonded over the adjacent teeth. Although this method is effective, you’ll need to permanently alter healthy teeth.

As an alternative, you don’t need to rely on healthy teeth for support. Instead, we can insert a titanium implant post into your jawbone to act as a new root. This stabilizes your bridge to provide a close replica of your natural smile.

Three or More Consecutive Missing Teeth

Model of dental implant posts.

A traditional fixed bridge can also be used to replace three or more missing teeth in a row. It’s a convenient solution that can last 7 to 10 years before needing to be replaced. If you prefer a permanent option, we can place a dental implant at either end to support it instead of using crowns. Your jaw will fuse to the posts, so you’ll never need to worry about paying to have it replaced with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly.

Multiple Missing Teeth Throughout an Arch

Woman with an implant-retained bridge biting an apple.

If you’ve lost several teeth throughout an arch, a partial denture can fill the empty spaces. Prosthetic teeth are attached to a gum-colored base that has a metal framework to clip onto your natural teeth. Although they’ve undergone several improvements, they will always have their limitations.

You can eliminate any slipping or irritation using a combination of single unit implants and implant-retained bridges. If you’ve lost all your natural teeth in an arch, we can also anchor your denture to your jawbone using 4 to 10 implant posts.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Prosthetics

A dental implant replaces the entire tooth structure, not just what you see on the surface. As a result, you’ll enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • High Success Rate: Dental implants are the most reliable solution to replace your missing teeth with over a 95% success rate to last for decades.
  • Looks Natural: Your prosthetic teeth are designed to look natural.
  • Feels Natural: Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
  • Preserves Your Jawbone: Stimulates new bone growth to stop dental drift.
  • Improves Oral Health: Leaves healthy teeth untouched and improves your overall dental health.
  • Cost-Effective: Long-term solution that never needs to be replaced with the right care.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re ready to enjoy a beautiful smile again, contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for an implant-retained bridge.

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