Implant Supported Bridges in Scottsdale, AZ
If your smile is compromised by multiple consecutive missing or badly damaged teeth, an implant-supported bridge may be right for you. Dr. Ann Sielicki and her team at Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, can provide a custom restoration to give you a complete and natural-looking smile. Meanwhile, dental implants are the only restorative dentistry solution that can prevent the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss. During a consultation, we can carefully assess your candidacy for an implant-supported bridge.
Dr. Sielicki Explains Bridges
How Do Implant-Supported Bridges Work?
When placing a traditional bridge, the dentist will use the healthy teeth on each side of the missing or compromised teeth as anchors to secure the restoration. Portions of dental tissue have to be removed, allowing the bridge to fit over the top of these teeth. When you choose an implant-supported bridge, dental implants are surgically embedded directly into the jawbone. Over the course of three to six months, the posts will integrate with the jaw. Once this process is complete, the dental bridge, which is fully customized to match the shape, color, and size of surrounding teeth, will be firmly secured to the implants.
Enhanced Function and Health Benefits
One of the major concerns associated with tooth loss is bone atrophy. When tooth loss occurs, the jaw bone no longer receives the stimulation it needs in order to retain bone tissue. The jaw can begin to weaken and shrink, which can lead to further tooth loss, dramatic misalignment, changes in facial appearance, and other effects. Dental implants provide the stimulation necessary to retain bone tissue. In fact, implants are the only solution that provides this important benefit.
During your consultation, we will conduct an in-depth review of your medical history and other factors to make certain that implants are right for you.
Is This the Right Option for Me?
Dental implants are a landmark in dentistry that has helped many to experience renewed confidence and health. However, they are not right for everyone. In addition to having enough bone tissue to support a dental implant, patients should:
- Not smoke, or be willing to break the habit permanently
- Not be taking medication that can compromise bone growth
- Be free of any periodontal disease
Meanwhile, cardiovascular issues, cancer treatment, and autoimmune disorders can compromise the ability of your body to heal, which is key to the success of dental implant treatment. We will only recommend dental implant-supported restorations if we can determine that this is a solution that can provide you with substantial long-term benefits. During your consultation, we will conduct an in-depth review of your medical history and other factors to make certain that implants are right for you.
Your smile, your health, and your happiness are important to us, and we look forward to helping you experience the benefits of our care. If you are suffering with a compromised smile, contact our Scottsdale, AZ office at (480) 419-9595 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Ann Sielicki can determine if an implant-supported bridge is the right way to repair your smile.