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Implant-Retained Bridges – Humble, TX

Filling Sizable Gaps in Your Smile

Woman in light blue shirt with implant-retained bridge in Humble, TX

The gap left by a single tooth is inconvenient enough as it is. Losing several teeth in a row can make daily tasks such as speaking clearly and properly chewing food much harder. You may have heard that dental implants are the new gold standard for replacing teeth, but you might be reluctant to get an individual post for every tooth that you’ve lost. But did you know that you might only need one or two implants to do the job? Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cabrera or Dr. Vargas and learn about the potential benefits of repairing your smile with an implant-retained bridge.

Why Choose Progressive Dental Group for Dental Implants?

  • Dental Implants Placed and Restored in One Location
  • Procedure Has 98% Success Rate and Can Last for Decades
  • Kind, Compassionate, and Experienced Dental Team

Two Consecutive Missing Teeth

Close-up of smiling man with implant-retained crowns

It’s always important to replace a missing tooth, but it’s especially vital if you’ve lost a pair of teeth that were right next to each other. The larger a gap in your smile is, the more difficult it will be to adapt to until you’ve filled in the empty space with a restoration. However, you don’t need to use a separate implant for each replacement tooth. By connecting a pair of crowns, we can anchor them both to a single implant. As a result, we’ll save time during the procedure itself, and the mouth will need less time to heal afterwards.

Three or More Consecutive Missing Teeth

Illustration of dental bridge placed on implants

When three or more teeth in a row are gone, your best solution is likely to be a dental bridge attached to a pair of implants. A bridge is made of one or more prosthetic teeth held between a pair of dental crowns. Normally, the crowns are anchored to healthy teeth adjacent to the empty space in your mouth. However, in order to avoid making changes to existing teeth, we can place the bridge on implants instead. Not only does this help you preserve existing tooth enamel, but it also ensures that your jaw will continue to receive the stimulation it needs to remain healthy.

Multiple Missing Teeth Throughout Arch

Gloved hand holding partial dentures for the lower arch

Of course, the teeth you lose won’t always be in a row. In some cases, there will be multiple gaps spread throughout the same arch. In cases like this, it may still be possible to replace them all at once with a single restoration and some well-placed implants. Partial dentures can be customized to fit in the spaces in your mouth like a puzzle piece, and it usually only takes a couple of dental implants to secure them into place.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Bridges or Partial Dentures

Supporting a dental bridge or partial dentures with implants will give the restoration in question improved biting force that’s almost as good as that of real teeth. Your new restorations will also enjoy better security and stability, and they’ll provide the stimulation needed to keep the jawbone healthy. One of the biggest advantages of implants is their longevity; they can last for 30 years or even longer with the right care.