Replace and restore missing teeth with implant-supported bridges in San Antonio, TX

Patients with unsightly gaps and spaces resulting from tooth loss or extraction will find that there are various ways to restore their smile. That includes restorative options such as partial dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. But there’s another option that is sometimes overlooked: implant-supported dental bridges. San Antonio, TX, dentist Dr. Philip Miner of Miner Dental is pleased to offer implant-supported dental bridges for patients looking to replace and restore missing teeth.

What is an implant-supported dental bridge?

Dr. Philip Miner explains the implant-supported dental bridge as an option for patients missing one or more teeth in a row but without adjacent teeth for support of each side of the dental bridge. Dental bridges traditionally require a tooth on each side to support the crown portion of the bridge itself, providing a way to “bridge the gap” from tooth loss. Without this, patients may need to consider other alternatives. However, with the implant-supported dental bridge, the patient has support from each side of the space, but they are also placing a restoration that will help avoid bone resorption. Bone resorption is a type of bone loss that occurs when patients are missing teeth. It can result in changing facial structures. With the implant-supported bridge, patients not only get an affordable way to replace one or more teeth in a row but place a permanent restoration that also maintains natural bone!

Who is a candidate for implant-supported dental bridges?

Patients best suited for this repair are missing one or more teeth and need adjacent support for the bridge itself. Patients should also have sufficient bone in the jaw to ensure a successful surgery for the dental implant or implants placement.

Ready to learn more about how to replace and restore missing teeth with implant-supported bridges?

Every patient is unique, as is their treatment plan as designed by Dr. Philip Miner. If you reside in the area of San Antonio, TX, and are ready to discuss your needs for tooth replacement, we welcome you to call (210) 934-5265 and schedule an appointment. Our practice is conveniently located at 1100 NW Loop 410, Suite #825, and accepts new patients and families.