Puresmile Borehamwood Dental & Implants, near Watford, Hertfordshire have been successfully placing dental implant bridges in their Borehamwood dental practice for many years.
Bridges can be used to replace missing teeth, either individually or where multiple teeth are missing from the same area. A traditional bridge is held in place by cementing crowns over the teeth either side of the gap being filled.
Dental Implant Bridges vs. Conventional Bridges
Conventional bridges have the disadvantage that they are not long lasting and also require the healthy teeth adjoining the gap to be prepared and filed down and crowned to support the bridge. This can be avoided if dental implants are used to support the bridge. The implants provide a stable and long lasting foundation for the bridge and avoid damaging adjacent teeth.
In addition, implant-supported bridges replace some of your tooth roots, meaning your bone will be better preserved. With a fixed bridge the bone that previously surrounded the tooth root may begin to deteriorate resulting in bone loss. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
What are the Benefits of fixed implant bridges?
- A long-lasting solution that preserves the surrounding teeth
- Bone preservation helping prevent bone loss
- Fixed Implant Bridges look, feel and function like healthy natural teeth
- A strong structure that can withstand the force of biting and chewing allowing you to enjoy a varied diet
- Normal eating, talking, and laughing without worrying about your dental prosthetic becoming loose or even falling out
- A treatment option that can be less expensive than replacing all missing teeth with an implant.
How much does a dental implant bridge cost?
The cost of treatment will vary, depending on how many implants you’re having and the complexity of the treatment. Every case is different and your dentist will work with you to determine the best treatment plan. Your dentist will be able to give you a good indication of the cost once you’ve come in for a consultation and your suggested individual treatment plan has been worked out.
It’s worth noting that because implants are a long-term solution with many benefits, they tend to cost more than other options for replacing teeth, and correspondingly the benefits are likely to last a lot longer.
Finance options are available to help spread the cost
We can help you spread the cost of your treatments. Please check with us to see what finance options are available to you, subject to status.