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What is an Implant-Supported Bridge?

An implant-supported bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. It is used when more than one tooth is missing. It also may be used when you put too much pressure on individual implants to share excessive forces when joining the crowns together.

 

For example, clenching or grinding your teeth can put a lot of pressure on your implants. This can increase the chances that they will loosen from the bone and fail. An implant-supported bridge reduces the pressure on the individual implants as it is a joint structure and spreads the load across the entire bridge.

Screw-retained Implant Bridge

Screw-retained Implant Bridge

Cemented Implant Bridge

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