If you are missing one or more teeth, you are not alone. Many Americans have missing teeth from cavities, gum disease, physical trauma, or genetics. Fortunately, Dr. Ramón Durán is an experienced dentist who offers several different treatments for missing teeth, including dental bridges. There are several different types of dental bridges, including implant-supported options. Dr. Durán can determine whether an implant-supported dental bridge is the right solution for you. Here is a brief overview of this unique treatment.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth. Depending on how many teeth are missing and their locations within the patient’s mouth, different types of bridges can be used. Bridges are often a good alternative to dentures, and there are several material options, including porcelain, metal, and various combinations.
Dr. Durán will determine which type of bridge is best depending on your teeth and oral health. For example, a traditional dental bridge may be the right treatment for a single missing tooth. This bridge includes a synthetic tooth in the middle of two dental crowns. An implant-supported dental bridge uses implants surgically placed in the jawbone to support several dental crowns that are fused-together.
What Are the Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges?
A good candidate for implant-supported bridges must have enough jawbone tissue present to secure the implants. Patients with gum disease will likely need to complete treatment for that condition before receiving dental implants. If you are a good candidate, however, you can look forward to several common benefits of implant-supported bridges:
- Long-term solution for missing teeth
- Quick recovery time
- Natural functionality and appearance
Call Today for an Appointment
Whether you are due for a cleaning or want to know more about restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve your smile, Dr. Durán can help. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation so our friendly staff can start creating a customized treatment plan for your dental bridge in San Juan, PR!