If you are missing two or more consecutive teeth, implant-supported bridges provided by Dr. Alexandra Stahle in Beverly Hills, CA, can restore the aesthetics, comfort, and appearance of your smile. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically embedded in the jaw to replace lost tooth roots and provide the ultimate support for crowns, bridges, and dentures. Unlike traditional bridges, implant-supported bridges require no alteration of your teeth, and can preserve the health of your jaw bone following tooth loss. If you are suffering with missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to explore the valuable benefits of implant-supported bridges. Please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Stahle.
During your consultation, Dr. Stahle will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health. Dental implants require a healthy foundation, so before Dr. Stahle can recommend any type of dental implant treatment, you must be free of any decay or periodontal disease. You must also have an adequate amount of healthy bone tissue to support the titanium posts. If you have waited to address missing teeth, you may have experienced some bone atrophy (shrinkage) of the jaw. In some cases, an oral surgeon can perform a bone grafting procedure to restore adequate bone tissue so you can receive an implant.
If Dr. Stahle determines you are a candidate for implants, she will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon. After implant placement surgery, the implants will fuse with the jaw over a period of four to six months. Once fusion is complete, your surgeon will attach abutment pieces to the implants. These serve as the point of connection between your bridge and the implants. Next, Dr. Stahle can begin crafting your custom bridge. She will take an impression of your implants, gums, and surrounding teeth. This information will guide skilled technicians as they create your custom bridge to achieve a precise fit and seamless aesthetic match for your smile.
Beautiful, Lifelike Restorations
Traditionally, bridges have been made from all types of durable materials that did not necessarily look realistic. Modern bridges can be made from materials like e.max® porcelain or zirconia, which provide durability as well as an incredibly natural-looking appearance. During your consultation, you and Dr. Stahle can determine the right material for your bridge.
Superior Comfort and Stability
A traditional bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth attached to adjacent dental crowns. While this method is effective, it requires altering healthy teeth to accommodate crowns. Meanwhile, traditional bridges cannot halt the bone atrophy that occurs after tooth loss. Dental implants, on the other hand, are the only restorative option that can prevent bone atrophy. Although an implant-supported bridge requires surgery and several months of healing time, it provides many important benefits that make it a rewarding investment.
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Dr. Stahle has helped many patients restore their smiles with implant-supported bridges. If you are suffering with a compromised smile, and would like to learn more about your restorative options, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stahle.