Crown and Bridge Dental Implant Restorations
For patients who need to replace multiple teeth and have adequate bone and healthy tissue, Crown and Bridge Dental Implants are often recommended.
Not only do Crown and Bridge Dental Implant Restorations provide the most natural, life-like look and feel, treatment can frequently be divided into stages and extended over a period of time which some patients prefer.
Considered the “gold standard” for dental implants, this treatment option provides a fixed (only a doctor can remove it) prosthesis which can restore a section to an entire arch anchored by 2 to 8 dental implants. Crowns and bridges are most often made from superior materials such as semiprecious or precious metals or a combination of metal fused to porcelain or zirconia. Both appearance and function are considered when selecting the material most suitable for you.
The bridge spans the space where 2 or more teeth have been lost in the dental arch. Together, the replacement teeth and crowns are fabricated and placed in the mouth as a single unit called a fixed bridge. Each “section” of the restoration is anchored by 2 or more dental implants; a full arch can be comprised of 3 – 4 sections for a total of 6 to 8 implants.
The treatment approach is completed over a series of months, which is determined based on the pre-treatment conditions, the patient’s healing time after treatment, or the patient’s preference (scheduling and/or financial considerations).
The end result is a beautiful and natural looking smile to last a lifetime!
View our Crown & Bridge Dental Implant Smile Gallery to see a wide range of before and after images of our satisfied patients.
Related articles from our Patient Education Center:
- Present, S., Levine, R.A. “Techniques to Control or Avoid Cement Around Implant-Retained Restorations,” Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. 2013.
- Levine, R.A., Makrauer, Z. “Straumann® SLActive and Immediate Loading: Decreasing Time While Increasing Confidence,” 2008.
- Levine, R.A., Shulman, D. “Mandibular Arch Immediate Implant Loading Using a Modified-SLA Surface,” Functional Esthetics & Restorative Dentistry. 2008.