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Implant-Retained Bridge – Pearland, TX

Confidently Bridge the Gap in Your Smile

Do you have a sizable gap in your smile from several missing teeth? In addition to being a major source of embarrassment, missing several consecutive teeth can make it significantly more difficult to eat and speak with ease. Fortunately, our talented team here at Maxwello Dental & Orthdontics in Pearland can help restore your dental function and appearance with dental implants! By pairing just one or two implants with a dental bridge, we can successfully “bridge the gap” in your smile.

Two Consecutive Missing Teeth

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If you are missing a pair of teeth but your gap is not highly noticeable, you may believe you can just adapt and get by. However, missing even just two consecutive teeth can impact your dental function, contribute to bite problems and cause oral hygiene issues. Fortunately, our skilled dentists at Maxwello Dental & Orthdontics can replace two missing teeth with just a single dental implant! One implant typically has the strength to support a small bridge comprised of two joined artificial teeth. You can consider it a Pearland two-for-one special!

Three or More Consecutive Missing Teeth

Implant-retained bridge replacing two missing teeth

How do implant-retained bridges different from traditional ones? Traditional bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth attached to two dental crowns. The crowns on either end of the bridge are bonded to the healthy teeth surrounding the dental gap. The artificial teeth, meanwhile, fill the gap and restore dental function.

An implant-retained bridge can also replace multiple consecutive missing teeth. However, instead of shaving down healthy teeth to fit crowns on top, dental implants at either end of a bridge firmly anchor the replacement teeth and crowns in place. 

Multiple Missing Teeth Throughout an Arch

Implant-retained bridge replacing three missing teeth

Are you missing several teeth from different parts of your smile? Depending on your unique situation, you may still be able to take advantage of dental implants. Instead of an implant-retained bridge, a partial denture anchored by implants can often restore multiple missing teeth all at once. During an initial consultation at our office, Dr. Plummer or Dr. Pham will evaluate your teeth and mouth to determine if an implant-retained partial denture is the right solution for you. 

Benefits of Implant-Retained Bridges or Partial Dentures

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There is a reason millions of dental implants are placed each year by dentists in the United States – several reasons, in fact! Compared to traditional dentures and bridges, implant-supported dental prosthetics provide a number of outstanding benefits, such as:

  • Maximum Stability – Dental implants restore more chewing power than any other tooth replacement option, allowing you to once again eat your favorite foods.
  • Boost Your Appearance – By replacing missing tooth roots, dental implants provide stimulation to the jawbone that prevents bone deterioration. Retaining your full jawbone helps keep you looking younger, longer.
  • Preserve Healthy Teeth – Traditional bridges and partial dentures attach to nearby healthy teeth in order to stay in place. Implant-retained bridges leave healthy teeth untouched.  
  • Long-Term Results – With proper care, dental implants can easily last for several decades! In contrast, conventional bridges usually must be replaced every 5 to 15 years.

Are you ready to reclaim the full, confident smile that you deserve? Contact our team at Maxwello Dental & Orthdontics to schedule an initial consultation for an implant-retained bridge today!