Dental Implants for Multiple TeethAn Overview
Replacing several consecutive teeth that have been lost is often accomplished using a dental bridge. A custom-made appliance, a dental bridge literally “bridges the gap” between natural teeth to restore both function and aesthetics to your smile. Traditionally, a dental bridge can be removable or fixed, attached to adjacent teeth using porcelain or metal. With both of these options, the long term outcome is often less than desirable and may require replacement down the road as the loss of teeth impacts the jaw and fit of the bite over time.
Dr. Hoffert often recommends the use of either dental implants for each lost tooth if they are not consecutive or an implant-supported dental bridge. Using dental implants offers key benefits for your long term oral health as well as the best quality of life with the restoration of natural comfort, function and aesthetics.
How Does An Implant Supported Bridge Work?
Using dental implants to support a dental bridge will provide a secure, comfortable and naturally functioning result. Dental implants can also provide greater longevity for your new bridge because they will stabilize jaw bone tissue and your remaining natural teeth.
Dr. Hoffert will explain all aspects the treatment process, including recovery and healing time between phases. We can perform all phases of your implant procedure in the comfort of our Asheville dental office, providing a consistency of care and the best possible result.