Implant-Supported Bridges & Dentures in Tampa, FL
If you’re missing a significant number of your teeth, it would be best to start looking into teeth replacement options. Missing teeth adversely affect your oral health as well as your self-confidence and overall well-being.
New Tampa Smiles offers various tooth replacement options, including implants, dental bridges, and dentures. For patients missing nearly all or all of their teeth, implant-supported bridges and dentures are highly recommended.
Implant-supported bridges and dentures leverage the best parts of implants and dentures/bridges. More specifically, the excellent stability of implants, as well as the convenience of dentures or bridges,make implant-supported dentures and bridges the perfect solution for severe tooth loss.
Getting a dental implant for every tooth lost might be cost-prohibitive and tedious for many. Implant-supported bridges and dentures in Tampa, FL, allow you to replace your lost teeth without breaking the bank.
The Treatment Process
Our dentist in Tampa, FL, begins by thoroughly evaluating your oral health to determine your suitability for implant-supported bridges and dentures. Usually, we require patients to have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implants.
During implant surgery, our dentist near you places titanium posts or artificial tooth roots, otherwise known as dental implants, into your bone. The permanent set of dentures or bridges are attached to the implants once you have undergone complete healing and osseointegration (fusion of implants with bone).
We provide two types of implant-supported dentures—snap-on dentures and fixed hybrid dentures. Snap-on dentures are made to clip in place via a framework of connectors located on the implants and the plastic base of the dentures and are removable. Fixed hybrid dentures are held in place by four or six implants and can only be removed by a dentist.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges & Dentures
If you’re considering getting implant-supported bridges and dentures near you, you’re likely wondering whether they’re worth a shot. The short answer is a resounding yes. Implant-supported bridges and dentures offer numerous benefits, not the least of which is enhanced comfort.
More specifically, implant-supported bridges and dentures:
- Provide outstanding stability. You don’t have to worry about awkward slips or discomfort.
- Prevent bone atrophy, which in turn prevents bite or facial collapse. Facial collapse is the sagging of facial features that results from significant tooth loss.
- Improve your quality of life by allowing you to chew, speak, and smile comfortably and with confidence.
Are you missing several of your teeth and are curious about implant-supported bridges and dentures in Tampa, FL? Contact New Tampa Smiles today to explore your options. Let us help you smile confidently again.