Discover the Benefits of an Implant-Supported Dental Bridge 

Missing even a single tooth can compromise the symmetry, function, and beauty of your entire smile. But when you are missing multiple teeth in a row, it can dramatically affect your self-confidence and bite. 

If you are missing two or more consecutive teeth, an implant-supported bridge may be a great option for you. Dr. Paul Archacki is a board-certified prosthodontist in Boynton Beach, FL, who specializes in replacing missing teeth. He can design a custom implant-supported bridge that restores function and beauty to your smile. 

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Traditional Dental Bridge vs. Implant-Supported Bridge

While a traditional bridge is a tried and true method of tooth replacement, it lacks many of the benefits offered by implant-supported bridges.

Minimal Tooth Alteration 

Conventional dental bridges are held in place by two dental crowns. This means that your adjacent supporting teeth need to be resized to make room for the crowns. In contrast, an implant-supported bridge is held in place by dental implants and does not require modification to healthy surrounding teeth. Therefore, it is a reliable option for preserving your natural smile. 

Permanent Investment 

While the bridge will eventually need to be replaced, dental implants themselves are built to last a lifetime. One study released by the Journal of Oral Implantology showed that certain implant systems have had a success rate as high as 97 percent

Jawbone Support 

One of the natural consequences of tooth loss is bone loss. Because your jawbone no longer has tooth roots to stimulate it, it will naturally begin to resorb and deteriorate, eventually affecting your facial structure. Dental implants send regenerative signals to your jawbone, keeping it healthy and intact. 

While a traditional bridge is a tried and true method of tooth replacement, it lacks many of the benefits offered by implant-supported bridges.

The Treatment Process 

Because an implant-supported bridge includes dental implant surgery, it typically takes longer to receive than a traditional bridge. 

Preparing Your Smile 

During your initial consultation, Dr. Archaki will review your smile and assess whether you need any bone augmentation prior to dental implants. If so, our office can refer you to an oral surgeon who will typically perform the procedure four to six months prior to your implant surgery. 

Implant Surgery 

Dr. Archaki specializes in creating well-fitting, lifelike restorations, so he does not perform implant surgery himself. However, you can undergo the procedure at our office under the care of a trusted periodontist. This will allow Dr. Archaki to oversee your treatment from start to finish. 

Finalizing Your Restoration 

Once you are fully healed from implant surgery, you will come back to our office to get impressions for your implant-retained bridge. Your impressions will be sent to a trusted lab, where a ceramic artist will fabricate a highly lifelike bridge. You will then return to our office to have your bridge permanently attached to your dental implants. Before sending you home to enjoy your new restoration, Dr. Archaki will check your bite to ensure that your new bridge feels natural. 

We Make Tooth Replacement Possible

Dr. Archaki and his team have various methods of tooth replacement available to meet your needs. To give every patient access to the benefits of implant-supported restorations, Dr. Archaki accepts financing through CareCredit®. 

To find out whether an implant-supported bridge is right for you, request a consultation online or call us at (561) 736-1177.

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Boynton Beach Office

639 E Ocean Ave
Ste 104
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Office is open Saturday by appointment only.

More Info Directions (561) 736-1177