Implant-Supported Bridges Offer Impressive Success Rates
If you have one or more missing teeth in a row, an implant-supported bridge can be a viable, long-lasting option to restore your health and appearance. Traditional dental bridges are also an effective treatment but dental implants offer several advantages. Drs. David D. Wyse and Jay W. Chrisman partner with trusted oral surgeons to offer this treatment option to our patients. Chrisman & Wyse in Bloomington, IL, has been serving our community and proudly restoring smiles for nearly 100 years.
Benefits Over Traditional Bridges
An implant-supported bridge does more than just complete the look of your smile. This type of prosthetic offers several key advantages, especially compared to fixed partial dentures, or traditional bridges. Some of the most important reasons why our patients choose implant-supported restorations include:
- Bone preservation: Because an implant-supported bridge includes titanium posts that fuse with the jawbone, the prosthetic helps preserve the density and strength of the surrounding bone. Without this type of stimulation, the bone would naturally deteriorate.
- No reliance on surrounding teeth: Other types of bridges and fixed partial dentures require the support of adjacent teeth. Implant-supported bridges need no extra anchorage and therefore put no stress or pressure on other teeth.
- Collaborative approach between dental professionals: Drs. Chrisman and Wyse work closely with trusted oral surgeons to place all implant-supported restorations, including bridges.
- Advanced equipment and protocols: The team at Chrisman & Wyse uses the iTero™ Digital Impressions Scanner to take the most accurate impressions possible for customized dental bridges.
Like traditional bridges, the materials used to create an implant-supported bridge mimic the look and feel of healthy teeth. Patients with dental implants and implant-supported bridges often report an improvement in their self-esteem. You might also find that you can enjoy all your favorite foods again and even speak more clearly once your smile is restored.
Do You Qualify for Treatment?
Before beginning your treatment, you can expect to undergo a comprehensive examination. This process is an important step to determine your eligibility for this type of treatment. During your initial exam, your dentist will look at a variety of factors, including your medical history, personal dental goals, and your overall oral health.
An implant-supported bridge helps preserve the density and strength of the jaw. Without this type of stimulation, the bone would naturally deteriorate.
What happens if you are not ready for implant-supported bridge placement because your bone density is inadequate? Many times, patients who are not immediate candidates for implant-supported bridges can increase their eligibility with bone graft or sinus lift procedures. These treatments can add strength to the jawbone, providing a more stable foundation for dental implant placement.
Discover the Advantages of Dental Implants
Many adults are enjoying the advantages that come with having a complete, healthy, beautiful smile. Restorative dentistry treatments such as dental implants and implant-supported bridges can make this a reality for you, as well. If you want to replace missing teeth with a fixed, long-term solution, please contact Chrisman & Wyse online or at (309) 663-6393. Our team looks forward to helping you love everything about your smile.
“I love my "new teeth." I feel so much better about my smile. The staff at Dr. Chrisman's office was very friendly and professional. I would recommend them to anyone looking for excellent dental care.” Jennifer B