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Implant-Retained Bridges – Skokie, IL

Stabilize Your Bridge with Dental Implants

An incomplete smile can devastate your confidence while also wreaking havoc on your oral health. Losing even a single tooth causes various dental issues because your jawbone is slowly deteriorating from the missing root. While there are many prosthetics to replace the portion of a tooth visible above the gum line, there’s only 1 treatment that replicates the entire structure, including the root. Dental implants in Skokie can treat all severities of tooth loss. If you’ve lost multiple teeth or even an entire arch, your dentist can rebuild your smile with implant-retained bridges.

Two Consecutive Missing Teeth

Woman in blue shirt with dental implants in Skokie.

Traditionally, two consecutive missing teeth are treated with a fixed bridge. An impression of your mouth is used to recreate those you’ve lost. The bridge is held in place by bonding dental crowns over the adjacent teeth. While it’s effective, you’ll need to permanently alter healthy teeth. As an alternative, a dental implant post can stabilize the bridge to leave healthy teeth untouched. This also stops dental drift to preserve your natural smile.

Three or More Consecutive Missing Teeth

digital model of implant-retained bridge

A fixed bridge can also replace three or more consecutive missing teeth, but it will only last for a few years before needing to be replaced. Instead, a titanium implant post can be used to support the bridge at either end. While you will need oral surgery, you’ll enjoy a solution that can last for a lifetime with the right aftercare.

Multiple Missing Teeth Throughout an Arch

plastic parts of an implant-supported bridge

Typically, a partial denture is used to treat significant tooth loss throughout an arch. Prosthetics are attached to a gum-colored base that has a metal framework, which allows it to clip onto any remaining natural teeth. This is a convenient solution, but it will always have its limitations.

You can use a combination of implant-supported bridges and single unit posts to replace your missing teeth. You won’t need to worry about any limitations as you enjoy the next best thing to your real smile.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Prosthetics

man in dental chair who treated tooth loss

Since dental implants replace the entire tooth structure, your dentist in Skokie can help you achieve a variety of benefits not possible with traditional treatments, including:

  • Over a 95% success rate to last for several decades with the right aftercare.
  • Looks natural using all-ceramic material.
  • Regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
  • Preserves your jawbone to protect any remaining natural teeth.
  • Improves your oral health to reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.
  • Supports your facial tissues for a younger looking appearance.
  • Doesn’t rely on healthy teeth for support.
  • Cost-effective because it should never need to be replaced.

Rebuild Your Smile Today

If you’ve lost multiple missing teeth, you don’t need to struggle with the complications of tooth loss. We can rebuild your smile with an implanted-supported dental bridge in Skokie. We’ll create the personalized treatment plan you need using a prosthetic that looks and feels natural. Contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants.