Implant Supported Bridges

Implant Supported Dental BridgesThe Stability You Deserve

Patients missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row can quickly restore their smiles with an implant-supported bridge. If you feel embarrassed by the gap in your smile, speak with Dr. Lathrop about how a bridge may restore the beauty and function of your smile.

What Is An Implant-Supported Bridge?

An implant-supported bridge, sometimes called an implant-retained bridge – is made up of several parts. For a clear understanding of what this type of tooth replacement involves, look over the following:

  • Dental Implants: A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces your tooth’s roots. Dr. Lathrop will surgically implant the post into your jawbone. Once healed, he will top the post with a structure called an abutment, which will assist in securing your bridge.
  • The Dental Bridge: A traditional bridge consists of a series of connected replacement teeth, or pontics. On either end of the bridge, a crown fits permanently over a remaining natural tooth called an abutment tooth. These abutment teeth offer support as the pontics between them fill the open space. With an implant-supported bridge, your replacement teeth will fit onto your dental implant posts for unmatched stability.

What Are the Benefits Of Implant Supported Dental Bridges?

Implant-supported dental bridges provide patients with an array of benefits. These prosthetics are considered “fixed” because they are placed permanently. This provides patients with a more budget-friendly alternative to single tooth implants. Additionally, a bridge offers a permanent solution for patients who prefer to avoid removable prosthetics. By restoring your smile, you will enjoy successful speaking and chewing again. Restored function is matched by a beautiful appearance thanks to your newly complete smile.

  • Schedule a Visit with Your Katy, TX, Dentist

    At Lathrop Dental Center, Dr. Lathrop provides patients with exceptional dental implant solutions. By providing a variety of restorations and customized care plans, he ensures all patients receive personalized care. To achieve your complete, beautiful smile, call us at 832-437-3849 to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, and surrounding communities.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!