Implant-supported crowns and bridges are used when more than one tooth is missing in your mouth, or if you might put too much pressure on different individual implants in your mouth that are not connected together. This procedure reduces the pressure on the individual implants and spreads it out across the entire bridge. This is helpful especially if you grind your teeth.
What are implant-supported crowns and bridges?
Similar to a regular bridge, an implant-supported bridge is reinforced by implants and not always by natural teeth. For this procedure, an implant is placed for each missing tooth, connecting the crowns to each other to form one piece. Implant-supported crowns and bridges may be used in place of a removable appliance.
How does the procedure work?
Similar to the placement of dental implants, an impression will be taken of your teeth. Once the bridge is created, it is cemented to the anchors (the two implants), making the tooth in the center secure and stable. When the procedure is complete, the newly created teeth will look just like the surrounding teeth in your mouth.