Dental implants are the replacements for natural teeth. Implants provide enough retention and support for fixed or removable bridges or dentures. Tooth implants, which are surgically placed in the jawbone, are anchors made of a bio-compatible metal called titanium. The titanium posts start to fuse with the jawbone over the course of a few months. After the osseointegration (the healing process), abutments are screwed into the posts to allow for the permanent attachment of the implant crown.

This solution offers many benefits compared to traditional dentures.

An implant-supported fixed partial bridge is a restorative option for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. The bridge often replaces three or more missing teeth in a row as an alternative to a denture. This fixed implant restoration usually requires at least two dental implants to support the porcelain-fused-to-metal or porcelain bridge. The fixed bridge provides function and anatomy to restore the patient’s natural teeth.

Very much like single implants, implant over dentures, or all-on-4 implant dentures, implant-supported fixed partial dentures or implant bridges help prevent the aged and sunken appearance that is usually present with bone loss in the jawbone by stimulating bone growth and stability in the tissues surrounding the tooth implant. This process is known as osseointegration.

With these implant-supported bridges there is no metal or resin covering the palate, so speaking and eating are more natural and more comfortable than with traditional dentures.

If you have any questions about implant bridges in Brooklyn, NY, or are interested in getting an implant-supported fixed partial denture in Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Williamsburg, or New York City, please contact Brooklyn Dentist.