If you have lost two or more teeth in a row, the gap left behind in your smile can not only be embarrassing. It can also further jeopardize your oral health. An implant-supported bridge can restore the natural function and appearance of your smile, while also helping to prevent further tooth loss. At Oral Surgery Associates, our skilled team of doctors uses the latest technology and can perform every aspect of your treatment at our Monroe, LA-area offices.
Traditional vs. Implant-Supported Bridges
Traditional bridges are made up of one or more pontics, or false teeth, which are connected to two dental crowns. These crowns are placed over the teeth on either side of the gap and secured using dental cement. Traditional bridges only replace the visible portion of the tooth.
Implant-supported bridges also use pontics, however, they are attached to dental implants instead. These small posts are embedded into the jaw, meaning implant-supported restorations replace the entire tooth structure.