An Implant-Supported Dental Bridge Can Improve Your Bite and Your Confidence
The loss of one or more teeth can cause discomfort and frustration. Gaps in your smile make it difficult to bite and chew some foods, and can also affect your appearance and personal confidence. When a few teeth are missing, an implant-supported bridge is often the best solution. Dr. Mark Wade in Mesa, AZ, provides dental bridges and a full range of restorations designed specifically for dental patients.
With an implant bridge, there is no need to pass on a juicy steak or crunchy snack. Dr. Wade is committed to helping you restore your smile and experience all the benefits of a comfortable, functional bite. To schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.
Created by a state-of-the-art laboratory, your custom bridge will provide a precise fit that improves your bite, appearance, and self-confidence.
About Implant-supported Bridges
Traditional dental crowns and bridges attach to existing teeth, which must be reshaped to accommodate the restorations. Implant-retained restorations are secured to dental implants, eliminating the need to alter teeth.
Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically placed in the jaw bone to replace lost tooth roots. The implants fuse to the jaw, providing a sturdy base and preventing the bone atrophy that occurs following tooth loss. After the implants have fused to the jaw, abutments are attached, serving as the point of connection with a crown, bridge, or denture.
Anchored by dental implants, a dental bridge offers the same level of functionality as natural teeth. Dr. Wade uses zirconium for his implant-supported bridges, because the material is both durable and natural-looking. Zirconium is considered the strongest substance used in dentistry today, and has a translucency that is incredibly similar to that of a natural tooth. Your bridge will be color-matched to your teeth to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dr. Wade’s Process
During your initial appointment, Dr. Wade will perform a thorough exam and assess your oral health. You must have a healthy smile foundation before undergoing restorative treatment; if you have severely compromised teeth or gum disease, Dr. Wade can provide extractions and periodontal care in preparation for your bridge. To determine your candidacy for dental implants, Dr. Wade will review your medical history and use 3D imaging technology to assess your jaw bone. If you have experienced some jaw bone atrophy, you may require bone grafting in order to become a candidate for implants.
Once he has determined that you are a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Wade will refer you to his partner oral surgeon for implants placement, and you will receive a temporary restoration to use during the healing process. Once you have completely healed, Dr. Wade can commission your dental bridge. Created by a state-of-the-art laboratory, your custom bridge will provide a precise fit that improves your bite, appearance, and self-confidence.
Contact Our Office
Dr. Wade is a leading provider of restorative and cosmetic dentistry in the area. He has been practicing for over three decades, and continually pursues advanced education and training to provide patients with the latest treatment options. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Wade.