Modern Dental Bridges in Downtown Kansas City
Custom-Made, Custom-Fitted Dental Bridges Create a Confident Smile
Dental bridges have long been an excellent answer to tooth loss. A bridge is a custom-designed, permanent dental prosthesis that replaces lost teeth with highly lifelike replicas. The replica teeth are designed to closely mimic the ones that were lost, which effectively closes the gap in your smile, restores its appearance, and rebalances your bite.
Traditionally, crowns bonded to nearby teeth support dental bridges – but for a more modern solution, we recommend implant-supported dental bridges, which help preserve a maximum amount of your natural tooth structure.
Why Implant-Supported Dental Bridges?
To accommodate a traditional dental bridge, your dentist must prepare adjacent healthy teeth by modifying their structures to support the crowns of the bridge. Dental crowns cover an existing tooth with a tooth-like cap. Although the result is a stable and secure dental bridge, this process requires permanent alterations to healthy teeth. Why mess with a good thing?
Instead, dental implant posts are inserted into your jawbone, providing prosthetic roots that your dentist can affix to your modern dental bridge. The implant-supported dental bridge helps preserve the health, strength, and integrity of your jawbone and preserves your natural, healthy teeth as much as possible.