Implant Supported Bridges
Dr. Kambez Shukoor is an expert in dental implant supported bridges to replace missing teeth or to redo old dental bridges. Implant supported bridges are a great choice if you are missing 1 to several teeth in a row.
When compared to traditional dental bridges, our implant-supported bridges will provide you with much more support and strengthened stability, without having to alter any of the surrounding teeth.
Your Initial Consultation
Before any work can be done, you must first visit a cosmetic dentist who has advanced training and education in the placement of implant supported bridges. After you have made your decision, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and jaw bone.
Your dentist will review your past dental and medical records and run you through several x-rays. After your x-rays have been completed, Dr. Kambez will take impressions of your top and bottom teeth/gums so models can be created for preparation.
If your dentist is uncertain that you have enough bone to support implants, he or she will have you go through a CT scan. People who have lost more than one tooth typically lose bone mass within their jaw as a result. If you do not have enough bone to keep your implant bridge in place, other options are available for you such as:
- Bone Grafting
- Bone Augmentation
Here Are The Benefits Of Implant Supported Bridges
If you have recently lost a tooth, it is best to have a implant installed within one month of healing. If you allow the time span to extend longer than 30 days, your teeth may shift and your opposing tooth can cause damage to your gums. As a result of your teeth shifting, you place yourself at risk for gum or periodontal disease. We recommend that you have a permanent implant placed immediately or within 1-2 weeks.
Besides the aesthetic benefit, in regards to total health aspect: whenever a tooth is lost, it is best to restore the missing tooth as soon as possible within one month of healing. If the time elapse is longer, the teeth next to the missing teeth will shift AND the opposing tooth can extrude down into the empty space. This domino effect causes interference on your bite, and due to shift on the axial inclination of teeth, gum or Periodontal disease can start, however none of these conditions reveal any discomfort to the patient, until it is in the advanced stage, and host of many other problems occur. Usually after extraction of teeth, It is highly advisable to even have a temporary bridge placed as soon as possible, within one or two weeks to stop shifting of teeth, and prevent bite damage, until the area of extraction heals, and the one is ready to replace the temporary bridge with the final permanent bridge.
If you have recently lost several teeth in a row, applying an implant supported bridge will vastly improve the aesthetic look of your smile instantly.
With the improvement of cosmetic materials being used, your implants will closely resemble natural teeth and also have the same visual "shine" qualities as enamel.
By applying implant bridges, you'll be able to speak and eat just like you normally would.
Your recovery will take approximately 6 months. Once your bridge posts have fully fused with your jaw, Dr. Shukoor will attach abutment pieces to the top of your implants.
Our dentistry provides only the highest quality of bridges made of state of the art porcelain material for a clean and natural look.