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Dental Implant Bridge – Lakewood, CO

Rebuild a Complete Smile with Dental Implants

A single missing tooth can cause you to feel insecure, but several lost teeth can be devastating to your quality of life. The more teeth you lose, the harder it is to do simple things, like chew your favorite foods or pronounce certain sounds clearly. Not to mention, you may not want to smile, speak, or even take pictures because you are self-conscious about your appearance. Now, you can rebuild your smile using a solution that closely mimics your natural teeth. Dr. Vinnie Artino can replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Lakewood.

Options to Replace Multiple Teeth

implant-supported bridge

In the past, you only had 1 option to replace several missing teeth in a row. Now, new innovations in dentistry give you another solution with dental implants.

Fixed Bridge

The traditional treatment for 2 or more consecutive missing teeth is a bridge and crowns, which replaces only the portions of the teeth visible above the gum tissue. An impression of your mouth is used to create a bridge that mimics your natural teeth. It is held in place by reshaping your adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns to them. This is an affordable and convenient solution that can last for an average of 5 to 10 years before needing to be replaced.

Implant-Supported Bridge

As an alternative, you could choose to anchor your bridge to your jawbone using dental implants at either end. Titanium implant posts are surgically placed into your jaw to act as new tooth roots. Special fixtures called abutments are placed on each post to connect your custom-made bridge. Unlike the traditional treatment, dental implants replace both the root and the crown. This allows you to enjoy a solution that has the potential to last for a lifetime to make a long-term investment.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridge

fixed bridge

The use of dental implants allows you to enjoy a variety of benefits that are not possible using a traditional bridge and crowns, such as:

  • Over a 95% success rate.
  • Looks natural using all-ceramic material.
  • Restore as much as 70% of your biting force.
  • Preserves your jaw’s density by stimulating bone growth.
  • Improves your oral health by reducing your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.
  • Supports your facial structures.
  • Does not later healthy teeth.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • Long-term solution that can last for decades.
  • Cost-effective because it should never need to be replaced.

Process for Implant-Supported Bridge

Model of implant-retained bridge

The process to receive an implant-supported bridge takes longer than the traditional option, but it is time well spent. After your initial consultation, your dentist in Lakewood, Dr. Artino may find you need additional treatments before placing your implant posts, like bone grafting. Once the ideal foundation is created, you have your dental implants surgically placed into your jawbone. It takes several months for your jawbone to fuse to the posts. After adequate healing has occurred, abutments are placed on each post and you will begin the restoration process.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

You can conquer the challenges of tooth loss with dental implants. Contact our modern dental office today to discover your options for multiple tooth replacement.