Are you missing multiple teeth in a row? A fixed implant bridge works like a partial denture and is ideal for replacing multiple missing teeth.
By using an implant bridge, you can replace multiple missing teeth with fewer implants. For example, if you are missing three teeth in a row, we place two implants rather than three and create a dental bridge to fit over the implants.
Benefits of Fixed Implant Bridges
When you come to Hillsboro Dental Excellence for dental implant work, our experienced dentist, Dr. Skinner, works hard to ensure you get the best possible results. Your fixed implant bridge will be long-lasting, durable, and made from high-quality material.
Fixed implant dentures can restore several missing teeth without the need for full dentures that flop around and don’t give you the quality of life you deserve.
Types of Fixed Implant Bridges
- Traditional Fixed Bridge. With a traditional or conventional fixed bridge (fixed partial denture), the surrounding teeth are reshaped to allow space for the porcelain that makes up the dental bridge. This traditional bridge process has been done for many decades and is a proven method for reliably replacing teeth.
- Resin-Bonded Fixed Bridge, or Cantilever Bridge. In this process, the surrounding teeth don’t need as much reshaping because the bridge is chemically bonded to the teeth. However, this type of bridge can only be used with one missing tooth at a time.
- Dental-Implant Supported Bridge. With this type of fixed implant bridge, we use dental implants to anchor the bridge instead of your teeth. This is a popular partial denture option because of how stable and predictable it is in the long term.
How Does a Fixed Implant Bridge Work?
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We start by introducing you to our team for your FREE dental implant consultation. Once Dr. Skinner examines your teeth, we can help you decide which recommended treatment plan is the right one for you. If you need a fixed implant bridge, we’ll start with dental implant placement.
A short period of time after your dental implants have fused with your jawbone, you are ready for us to scan you with our laser 3D scanner and then install your custom-milled porcelain bridge delivered from our cosmetic dental lab in Hollywood, CA.
Using the 3D digital scans made from your mouth, a bridge is created perfectly and specifically for your smile. Dr. Skinner will check the bridge to ensure the perfect fit before permanently placing it in your mouth.
Caring for Your Fixed Dental Implant Bridge
You take care of your dental bridge the same way you would the rest of your teeth. We recommend that our patients use either Waterpik machines or super floss or floss threaders to clean out under the bridge each day, along with continuing to brush your teeth the way you usually would. If you take care of your dental work, your new bridge can last a lifetime.
Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants
A dental bridge is done without surgery. The bridge consists of a row of new teeth with two tooth crowns or caps on either end that are anchored to surrounding teeth. The middle prosthetic is the new tooth. An implant is fixed into place to the new tooth “root,” or the implant.
Fixed Bridge Cost vs. Dental Bridge Cost
While a fixed dental bridge may cost more upfront than other means of tooth replacement, a traditional dental bridge may need to be replaced two or three times in a lifetime as the bone continues to shrink where the tooth used to be. Your fixed dental implant bridge lasts longer and is designed to look beautiful for years.
Dental Implants Near Me
Are you looking for a dental implant center near Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, or Forest Grove, Oregon, areas? You’ve come to the right place! Your tooth replacement is a high priority, and we want to help you restore your full smile and full confidence.
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