Dental bridges are a type of restoration used to replace several missing teeth. The term “bridge” comes from the fact that the restoration is anchored to the teeth on each side of the gap, thus “bridging” it. But implant-supported bridges like those from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ are proving to be superior.
In addition to improving appearance, traditional bridges allow the patient to regain the ability to bite and chew. One of their drawbacks, however, is that the two teeth used to anchor the bridge need to be ground down first, which compromises their integrity in the long term.
Dental implants are a way around this drawback. Implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw. Within a few months the posts fuse with the bone. At that point they provide a rock-solid support for the bridge, which is attached directly to the implant. Those neighboring teeth are left alone, and since it is connected directly to the jaw, the bridge itself is more secure than an old-style bridge.
To find out more about dental implants-supported bridges from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ, please schedule an appointment with us. Patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West come to our practice for the all-inclusive pricing, a lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and an in-office discount plan, as well as complete general dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!