Dental Implant-Supported Bridgework
Dental bridges are often effective for replacing single lost teeth, but are also beneficial for patients who’ve lost more than one tooth that are next to each other. A bridge consists of one or more lifelike replacement teeth, also known as pontics, that fill the empty space by replacing the teeth you’ve lost. A bridge is supported by dental crowns on either side, which are traditionally placed on the healthy teeth next to the gap in your smile (referred to as abutment teeth). Instead of using healthy teeth, however, Dr. Miller can place your bridge on two strategically placed dental implants, preserving the healthy teeth that you still retain.
The Benefits of Implants & Bridges
Even though abutment teeth are healthy, modifying them to support a bridge’s dental crowns can leave the teeth structurally weaker and at risk for damage and decay. The benefits of an implant-supported bridge include preserving more of your natural, healthy smile as well as restoring your bite function. Implant-supported bridgework may be coupled with other implant-supported prostheses, depending on the unique pattern and severity of your tooth loss.
ABOUT YOUR ALBUQUERQUE, NM, IMPLANT DENTIST:
At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller offers a wide range of comprehensive dental implant services. Our extensive knowledge and experience allows us to help you look better, feel better and have a lasting peace of mind. Using advanced dental implant systems, we can replace your lost teeth while protecting your jawbone and restoring your ability to properly chew any food you desire. Dr. Miller also provides a thorough catalogue of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services, which you can learn more about by visiting the Snow Park Dental website! Call Dr. Miller today at 505-299-2979 to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, office. We also welcome patients and families from Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and all surrounding communities.