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Implant-Retained Bridge – La Porte, IN

Highly Functional and Attractive Tooth Replacement

Are you missing consecutive teeth? If so, the gap in your smile will only get worse over time. The good news is we have solutions that will not only restore your bite capacity, but will also rejuvenate your appearance. Even if you’re missing multiple teeth, there is the possibility of us replacing them with a single dental implant. By having the titanium post paired with a bridge or partial denture, you can regain the functionality and smile aesthetics that you’ve been missing!

Two Consecutive Missing Teeth

If you only have one tooth missing, you may be able to compensate by relying on the surrounding teeth to help you chew and grind food. When there are two or more consecutive teeth missing, though, there is a more pressing need for tooth replacement. We may be able to anchor two or more artificial teeth to only one dental implant, as our goal is to always take the least invasive route possible.

Three or More Missing Consecutive Teeth

The traditional dental bridge consists of two dental crowns attached to one or more prosthetics in between them. The restoration is secured by being bonded to the surrounding teeth. An implant-retained bridge in La Porte provides a way to replace the same number of teeth, just in a manner that provides you with greater stability and more natural functionality. Instead of attaching to two healthy teeth, we’ll insert an implant at each end and bond the bridge to them.

Multiple Missing Teeth

What is available if you have multiple non-consecutive teeth missing along a single arch? You may still be able to receive dental implants. If you’re eligible, we’ll still aim to use the least number of implants possible. In fact, there are situations where we can strategically place a couple of implants that attach to a partial denture to provide security and jawbone support. When you visit, your dentist in La Porte will carefully assess your current bite condition to determine what will be best suited to meet your needs.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Bridges or Partial Dentures

When a bridge or partial denture is attached to dental implants, here are some of the advantages you can look forward to:

No longer should you live without the confidence and assuredness that comes along with having a complete smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.