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Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges – Waverly, NE

Say Goodbye to the Gaps in Your Smile

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The loss of one or more teeth can lead to daily annoyances and embarrassment. It can even increase the likelihood of future oral health problems. Thankfully, modern dentistry offers a number of ways to address any level of tooth loss. Dental implants are the best option for most patients because they are versatile, extremely sturdy, and long-lasting. On this page, we specifically discuss implant-retained crowns and bridges and how they may benefit you.

Why Choose Amberly Dental for Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges?

How Dental Implants Work

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Traditional crown and bridge prosthetics are supported by the natural teeth; they do nothing to replace the roots of lost teeth. Dental implants, on the other hand, serve as substitute tooth roots. They even bond with the bone around them in a process that permanently integrates them into the mouth’s overall structure. The crowns and bridges they support are thus securely anchored in the jawbone and have an extremely sturdy base of support.

Implant Crowns & Bridges — The Basics

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An implant-supported crown is often the best way to replace a single missing tooth. It gets attached to the top of a single dental implant. The crown can be shaped and shaded in a way that allows it to replace any missing tooth. It functions just like a normal tooth, so if you receive one of these crowns, you will not have to worry about taking a lot of extra precautions to care for it.

An implant-supported bridge is similar to a traditional bridge in that it contains one or more crowns, along with one or more pontics (artificial teeth). Its purpose is to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. The crowns in this type of prosthetic get placed over dental implants rather than over the natural teeth. Depending on the extent of the tooth loss being treated, an implant-supported bridge may require one, two, or more dental implants to support it.

When you visit Dr. Vacek for your implant consultation, he will evaluate your tooth loss and your oral health. Then, he will recommend the best type of implant-supported prosthesis for you.

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Prosthetics

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A traditional dental bridge can provide reliable tooth replacement, but implant-supported prosthetics are superior in a number of ways:

Are you interested in learning more about implant-retained crowns and bridges? Contact Amberly Dental today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vacek.

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