Crowns and bridges are often used in conjunction with implants to provide patients with an aesthetically pleasing smile. Rather than placing multiple dental implants, sometimes it could be beneficial to use an implant as an anchor for bridges.
When you receive a dental implant, Dr. Kelly will cap it with a dental crown. It will act as the visible and functional part of your restoration. Your implant will use something called an abutment to connect it to the crown.
If you have multiple missing teeth in a row, it’s possible to use a combination of an implant and crown to secure a dental bridge. Once the implant is healed, we will place a permanent crown on top, then bond it to an artificial tooth.
Before we place any dental implants, we will need to make sure your jawbone is strong enough to provide adequate support. If your bone density is too low, we will need to look into other options or complete a bone grafting procedure.
Combining implants with dental bridges is an excellent option for those who want a secure and comfortable smile without the need for too much surgery.
Using implants, crowns, and bridges to reconstruct your smile provides some incredible benefits. Some of the advantages you’ll notice include:
At My Smile Dentistry, we’re always looking for ways to make your dental procedures as comfortable and stress-free as possible. If you have multiple missing teeth, a combination of implants, crowns, and bridges could be perfect for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.