about implant bridges
Rather than being held in place by your natural teeth, such as regular dental bridges, implant-retained bridges are instead supported by dental implants and crowns or are attached to the implants in the jawbone. Your new implants are made of titanium, and they are surgically incorporated into your jaw to help support the new teeth. Dental crowns are used to cap the implants, helping to further support the new bridge. This type of bridge would be a good solution to replace several missing teeth, but it can also be used to prevent putting too much strain on the implant. This process performed by Dr. Patrick Yoshikane utilizes innovative digitally guided techniques to create an accurate and improved smile. At Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. in Orange, CA, we only utilize high-quality materials to give you a beautiful and natural smile. Implant-retained bridges are a more affordable remedy to restore lost teeth and help you get back the appearance and function of your previous teeth.
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The best candidates for implant bridges are patients who are missing multiple teeth due to a variety of circumstances, such as trauma, genetics, or lifestyle choices. They may also be a good option for those prone to jaw clenching and teeth grinding. You must have pristine gum health to be eligible to receive an implant. If not, a bone graft or augmentation may need to be done prior to implant placement. Dr. Yoshikane will evaluate your overall dental health and decide whether implant bridges are right for you.
What to Expect
The insertion of implant bridges is a multiple-step procedure. The first step is the surgical placement of the implant into your jaw. The tissue around the gums will then need several months to recover, also allowing the implant time to integrate properly. Before continuing, Dr. Yoshikane will verify the successful integration of the implant with digital x-rays and resonance frequency analysis. If they show that integration has gone according to plan, then it's on to the next stage of the procedure. Your custom bridge will be connected to your implant, and the crowns will be placed on your adjacent teeth. Dr. Yoshikane will adjust your bridge if necessary for comfort and fit.
Throughout each step of the process, your implant will need proper daily cleaning. Dr. Yoshikane may also suggest using special tools that may help you achieve a more thorough cleaning between the gum and bridge. You should also keep attending twice-yearly cleanings to check the implant as necessary to optimize your oral health.
Based on your dental insurance coverage, some of your costs may be paid. After talking to your insurance company, we can better calculate your out-of-pocket costs. At your consult, the team of Dr.Yoshikane can go over payment methods, along with financing, to help make your procedure affordable.
advanced, improved solutions
The implant bridge procedure is a promising, sturdy substitute for the replacement of missing teeth. Using advanced, cutting-edge technologies, Dr. Yoshikane provides implant-retained bridges to revive our patients' smiles. To find out if implant-retained bridges would be the right option for you, call Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. to schedule your appointment.