One of the most effective ways to fix tooth decay, replace missing teeth, or give your smile a boost to make it the one you deserve most, is to use a dental bridge. However, if you’re missing multiple teeth in a row, or have advanced decay in a long stretch of teeth, then Dr. Steven Pooley may recommend that you get an implant-supported bridge from our team of experts here at Pooley Dentistry in Loves Park, Illinois.
Let’s look at what goes into an implant-supported bridge.
What is it?
A dental bridge is a literal bridge, composed of crowns that fill the gap created by a tooth that’s no longer in your mouth, either due to tooth decay or extraction.
The crowns on either side of the missing tooth serve as an anchor for the new tooth that fills in the missing spot in your smile. However, in some instances the teeth that’d be used to build a bridge aren’t healthy enough to support it. That’s when you need an implant supported bridge.
How does it work?
If you need a bridge to replace missing teeth, but the teeth surrounding the vacant spot in your gums isn’t healthy, then you’ll have those replaced with implants so they can support the bridge.
As you can imagine, installing an implant-supported bridge is a time-intensive process, but it’s one that’s worth the effort. If you think this process is what you need to have the best oral health possible, call today at 815-968-5434 to schedule a consultation appointment.