Dental Implant Supported Bridge
A & R Advanced Dental Group provides dental implant-supported bridge restorations in Pomona, and Brooklyn, NY. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
What is an Implant-Supported Bridge?
An implant supported bridge is a restorative dental treatment for spaces where two or more adjacent teeth are missing. The bridge replaces multiple adjacent missing teeth without the use of a denture. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for the patient’s natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implant-Supported Bridges
Implant-supported bridges offer functional and cosmetic benefits. Dental implants are unique because they are the only dental restoration that can mimic both the appearance and function of a natural tooth and tooth root.
Dental implants are surgically implanted in the jaw bone. This triggers a remarkable process known as osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process by which the jaw bone and soft tissues grow up the implanted screw, just like they do with a natural tooth root. This not only anchors the implanted screw to the jaw, but it prevents the jaw bone from further degradation. Maintaining jaw bone integrity prevents a sunken, prematurely aged appearance around the mouth.
Each dental implant and the artificial tooth or teeth that serve as the bridge will match your other teeth in shape, size, and color. Dental implants are also incredibly durable. Implants can be expected to last 20+ years, although, for some patients, they may last a lifetime.
The dental implants and the implant-supported bridge also safeguard nearby teeth from shifting into the gap left by missing teeth.
Am I a Candidate for an Implant-Supported Bridge?
If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, you may be an excellent candidate for an implant-supported bridge. Candidates for this type of dental restoration need to be free of active gum disease and have enough remaining jaw bone to support the dental implants. You must be healthy enough to undergo implant surgery. Your dentist will also need to know which medications you take before approving you for implant surgery.
Why Choose A&R Advanced Dental Group?
At A&R Advanced Dental Group, our dentists specialize in dental implant surgeries. Dr. Roman Izmailov graduated from New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) at the top of his class. He completed his implant dentistry residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He has since served as a faculty member and Clinical Director at NYUCD. Dr. Izmailov has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in implant dentistry and has received many awards for his expertise in dental implants.
At A&R Advanced Dental Group, we use digital technology to accurately design and place dental implants. 3D images are used in conjunction with specialized software to create a custom surgical guide for your dental implants. This guided implant technology increases the accuracy, safety, and efficiency of the treatment, ensuring a successful outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions About Implant Supported Bridges
Does insurance cover an implant-supported bridge?
Each insurance policy has unique coverage limits and exclusions. Contact your insurance company to determine if they will cover a portion of your treatment. If your insurance does not offer coverage, A & R Advanced Dental Group accepts CareCredit, which helps make dental restorations affordable.
Does implant surgery hurt?
No. You will not feel any pain during surgery. You may experience discomfort in the days that follow the surgery to place your dental implants. You will be given detailed post-surgical instructions for managing discomfort. You will also schedule a follow-up with your dentist soon after surgery.
How long does it take to recover from dental implant surgery?
Most pain and discomfort will subside within two weeks of your surgery. However, it can take up to six months for your implants to be sufficiently anchored to your jaw to support the dental bridge.
How long will an implant-supported bridge last?
Your implant-supported bridge may last a lifetime with excellent oral care. Implant-supported bridges are considered as a permanent solution to missing teeth.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.