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Implant-Retained Bridges – Medina, OH

Invest in a Beautiful, Functional Smile

Woman with a missing tooth treated with a dental implant.

Every tooth in your mouth is essential for a beautiful, functional smile. Missing even a single tooth can cause your confidence and oral health to suffer; however, losing several teeth can have devastating consequences. If the missing teeth aren’t replaced, you’ll have an increased risk of cavities, gum disease, and even additional tooth loss. Not to mention, you might struggle to maintain a balanced diet because certain foods are too difficult to chew. You don’t need to hide behind an incomplete smile. We have the solutions you need to fill the empty spaces.

Two Consecutive Missing Teeth

Digital model of a fixed dental bridge.

A fixed bridge is traditionally used to replace two consecutive missing teeth. Dr. Milewski takes an impression of your mouth to recreate the surfaces of your teeth visible above the gum line. The bridge is held in place by bonding dental crowns over the adjacent teeth. Although it’s effective, you’ll need to permanently alter healthy teeth to support the bridge.

As an alternative, you can preserve your natural smile by using a dental implant to support the bridge. This also replaces the root of your tooth, allowing you to enjoy unmatched benefits not possible with a traditional bridge.

Three or More Consecutive Missing Teeth

Implant-supported bridge replacing multiple missing teeth.

A bridge and crowns can also be used to replace several missing teeth in a row, but it will always have its limitations. Not to mention, it will only last for a few years before needing to be replaced. Instead of a fixed bridge, Dr. Milewski can support your restoration with a dental implant at either end. This allows you to enjoy a close replica of your natural teeth using a solution that’s proven to last for decades with the right care, like maintaining your oral hygiene.

Multiple Missing Teeth Throughout an Arch

Model of an implant-retained denture.

There are many options to replace several missing teeth throughout an arch, like a partial denture. This method uses prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base and metal framework to fill the empty spaces in your smile. It relies on your remaining healthy teeth for support. As an alternative, Dr. Milewski can use a combination of implant-supported bridges and crowns to rebuild your smile.

Complete tooth loss in an arch is treated with a conventional denture that’s held to your gum tissue using suction or an adhesive. They’ve undergone several improvements over the years, but there will always be some degree of slipping and irritation. Dental implants can stabilize your denture. 4-10 implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone to hold your denture in place.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Dental Prosthetics

Dental implants mimic your tooth roots, allowing you to enjoy several advantages, including:

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