In implant dentistry, a dental implant is often used to give you back your full beautiful smile and restore your oral health if you have a missing or damaged tooth. However, sometimes you’re missing more than one tooth and need several dental implants at once. When this happens, a dental implant bridge can help give you a secure and lovely smile that looks like you were never missing teeth to begin with.
What are Dental Implants?
If you’re looking for dental implants in Atlanta, Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, provides high-quality implant dentistry services so that you leave our office with a gorgeous new smile.
So, what exactly are dental implants?
Dental implants are durable titanium rods crafted to mimic the root of your natural tooth to rejuvenate and strengthen the jawbone and fill any missing or damaged teeth. Once the dental implants are placed into the gums and have had the appropriate time to heal, they are topped with a customized crown that is secured into place. This is done with an adaptive device known as an abutment so you can enjoy a beautiful new smile.
What is a Dental Implant Bridge?
Sometimes, when you need several dental implants, we use a special implant dentistry procedure called a dental implant bridge.
An implant bridge is constructed of porcelain or porcelain that is fused to metal crowns. The implant bridge is made to fill the vacant spaces left by missing teeth by creating the illusion that they are emerging from the gum line to give you a natural-looking smile. Unlike removable dentures, an implant bridge is secure so you can enjoy your favorite foods without having to remove your new teeth. A dental implant bridge also helps restore stimulation to the bone and gum tissues.
Implant bridges are often anchored to the mouth using the remaining teeth. If too many teeth are absent, then they must be attached using dental implants.
Dental Implant Bridge Process
The dental implant bridge process varies depending on your own unique situation. If there is a missing space that needs to be restored, the second visit will be for the bridge preparation and impression. This visit includes preparing the teeth around the empty space by removing a thin layer of the teeth. This will be made up for in the thickness of the dental implant bridge and is done to maintain the patient’s bite and relationship with the rest of the teeth in the mouth.
This is followed by a regular or 3D digital impression to capture all the details and relationships of the missing teeth and teeth around it in both dental arches. The last step is to customize a temporary dental implant bridge and secure it so the patient can function in the days prior to receiving the permanent implant bridge from the laboratory.
If there is a need to extract teeth or replace them with dental implants, there are several weeks or even months in between that may be required for the thorough healing of the extraction site before the dental implant bridge is delivered.
Schedule an Appointment with the Best in Cosmetic Dentistry in Atlanta
There’s no better time than right now to fix your smile and get back to your daily life feeling better than ever before. At Buckhead Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, our award-winning implant dentistry services give you stunning dental implants and dental implant bridges for the most beautiful smile in Atlanta.
To schedule a consultation to learn more about how our cosmetic dentistry services can help you, contact us today.