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A dental implant bridge is essentially a bridge attached to a series of dental implants. Because implants are fixed directly into your jawbone, they create a stable platform to hold the bridge in place. Implant-based restorations become part of the mouth and provide an ideal treatment option for those looking for a hassle-free solution for missing teeth replacement.

So if you have missing teeth and are looking to get a dental implant bridge, what are the advantages and disadvantages you can expect from this treatment? We explain everything you need to know.



Pros of a dental implant bridge

As with other restorations, the priority is to make your dental bridge look, feel, and function like natural teeth. And did we mention they can last for many years?

With a dental implant bridge, the dental implants provide the strong foundation you can expect with a natural tooth root. One or more implants are permanently embedded into your bone so you can chew and bite in the same way you would with your healthy teeth. You don’t have to ever worry about them becoming loose either. Also, because they are stable in the mouth, you can speak more confidently than ever. 

When it comes to appearance, modern-day implant restorations mimic the look of natural teeth so well that a dental implant bridge will blend in effortlessly with your existing smile. Our dentists at Bright-On Bay Dental take the time and effort to ensure that you are left with a natural, beautiful, and healthy smile restoration. Add to this the fact that implants keep your jawbone intact and enhance your facial features for a more attractive smile.

And the most important advantage you can get from a dental implant bridge is a healthy smile. There is no need to reduce and risk the health of your other teeth, which is a practice with other teeth replacement options. And with a complete set of teeth, you can avoid several dental diseases!


Cons of a dental implant bridge

Now we’ve listed the pros of a dental implant bridge, it’s only fitting that we should mention the cons. On rare occasions, titanium dental implants can potentially cause an allergic reaction or can be “rejected” by your body. Titanium is the most common type of material used for various reasons, but if you happen to have a metal allergy, your dentist may suggest using zirconia instead. Meanwhile, dental implant “rejects” occur when your bone fails to grow around your dental implants. This happens with smokers and immunocompromised patients.

missing teeth bridge implant brighton le sandsHow to avoid these? Get your dental implant consultation with an experienced Implant dentist. At Bright-On Bay Dental, our dentists make careful assessments to help you decide whether you are a good candidate for dental implants and dental implant bridge treatment.

Another disadvantage may be the long wait for the implant to heal completely and the bone to fuse with the dental implants. This means there is a several-month gap between the placement of a dental implant and the restoration with your permanent dental bridge. But this is a necessary step that should never be taken for granted. If your permanent restoration is placed before your dental implants have integrated with the surrounding bone, your dental implant bridge will likely fail.

And lastly, is the cost. The price for any implant restoration is relatively high. However, when you factor in the point that as an investment, your new restoration can outlast any other type of missing tooth replacement by many years, it may be a price worth considering. Additionally, many dental clinics, including ours, provide several payment options to help you spread the cost. This way, you can still have the dental implant bridge you need without it breaking the bank.


So, should you get a dental implant bridge?

The only way to know if a dental implant bridge is right for you is to talk to your dentist. They will determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implant treatment and provide a personalised treatment plan based on your oral health needs.


Smile with a Dental Implant bridge!

Our team is looking forward to meeting you and helping you to get your smile and confidence back! We have a modern facility set in a warm environment and highly-qualified dentists and staff that will make your experience as pleasant as possible. To know more about our dental implant bridge and other treatments, call us at Bright-On Bay Dental at (02) 9538 7028.



Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.





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