At Prestipino Dental Group in Bethesda, Maryland, we help patients with missing teeth by incorporating multiple dental implants into their treatment plans. With multiple dental implants in a dental bridge, we can determine the minimum amount of implants needed to replace your missing teeth. Then, we utilize modern dental bridge technology to fill the gaps in your smile.
Dr. Vincent Prestipino and Dr. Tassos Sfondouris provide implant-supported bridges that allow patients to replace multiple teeth with a few dental implants as possible. Implant-secured dental bridges offer patients the benefits that are associated with dental implants. Traditional dental bridges do not last as long as implants and require dental crowns for natural healthy teeth. Learn why implants make dental bridges a more viable and longer-lasting restoration below:
Multiple Dental Implants
Traditional dental bridges do not use dental implants. They are supported by natural teeth that are adjacent to the tooth gap. Dental crowns cover the natural teeth which hold the prosthetic tooth in place. This restorative method is only a temporary fix for lost or missing teeth. Alternatively, implant-supported dental bridges provide long-term benefits, such as:
- Bone loss prevention
- Improved bite function
- Natural tooth retention
- Improved speech
To begin dental bridge treatment, we first place multiple dental implants strategically in the mouth. Once the titanium implant posts fuse with the jawbone, we will attach the dental bridge. Each dental implant post is topped with an abutment and dental crown. The dental crown covers the post and abutment entirely and blends in with natural teeth. In addition, dental crowns are made of ceramic that can be color-matched for a more natural look. Implant-supported dental bridges can easily restore multiple teeth for a more stable restoration.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Prestipino Dental Group serves patients in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Montgomery County, Maryland. If you have multiple missing teeth and require a restoration, call our office today at 301-276-0219. Request a consultation with our dentists on our website. Feel free to ask us any questions about dental bridges, multiple implants, or your dental concerns. We will be happy to help you in any way we can.