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A Detailed Guide On An Implant Supported Bridge

There is not a great deal of difference between and implant supported bridge and the sort of bridge that dentists have been using for many years.

What is an implant supported bridge?

A dental implant bridge is the closest option to natural teeth when missing a large span of natural teeth. There is not a great deal of difference between the dental implant supported bridge and the sort of bridge that dentists have been using for many years. They do the same job and are equally important when it comes to allowing crowns to be placed in gaps left by lost teeth. The difference is that none of the original teeth are used to support the bridge, rather are help together by implants in the bone. There is an implant for every tooth that is to be replaced and the implants are easily placed into the bone one for each anchor tooth. Once the dental implants have healed into the jawbone, the dental crowns can be attached to each other and the implants finalizing the bridge. The attached dental crowns will be then attached and appear as one piece fulfilling the prior spaces and giving you a fuller smile.

Despite the problems including oral hygiene maintenance with removable dentures, having an implant support bridge is going to be a lot more comfortable and attractive than having dentures that need to be removed and cleaned each night. It will appear that the teeth are all your own and when cleaned as they should be with our specific instructions and protocols they will have a lifetime of success and improvement in your smile.

Why are dental implants needed?

The main reason for having this treatment done, is to replace the large spaces or gaps in your smile. Sometimes a normal cap can be used, but often there needs to be an implant supported bridge to make sure that the teeth look and act as good as they should once the treatment is complete. The dental implants will keep tight hold of the crown and can support several teeth in place as well due to their high technology fabrication. In a situation where there is a large space or many teeth missing, it is not always possible to place on a conventional bridge, as this will put too much pressure on the anchor teeth and implants are needed for more support. When the dental implants have fully healed and integrated in the bone and gum areas they will serve as ideal support that is in close relation to normal teeth.

As with any health situation in the mouth or body, the area around the dental implant can still be prone to infection and defects including screw, abutment, or crown fractures which may become defective and lead to replacement or further care.

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Who needs an implant supported bridge or dental implant?

The candidates that have large spaces including several teeth that may be missing could benefit from having an implant supported bridge placed and fitted. Starting with a dental implant consult will lead to the best path for deciding the best options for your situation. If situations may arise that the bone quality or gum disease is actively present there can be failures with dental implants coming loose. Dental consultations and exams are first and foremost important to be sure oral hygiene standards are met to make sure the work is long lasting. The option of having dental implants is the most ideal treatment in restoring smiles and replacing lost teeth, gaps, or spaces to get the smile you want back!

It is important that the gums and bone areas are healthy as there could be the risk of dental implant failure if they were not diseased or have active infections. By having the best home care aids and habits it will increase the prognosis of long lasting dental implants. Also if you visit the dentist regularly there will be a decrease in potential  problems with any dental work.

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How do you use an implant supported bridge?

An implant supported bridge is only suitable when there is more than just the one tooth missing. There are situations when this form of treatment is recommended if there are concerns about the stress that could be placed on an individual implant. Dental implants are fixed and permanent in the bone and are similar in the habits with normal teeth. Keeping precaution on hard foods and grinding habits are also important. Considering a nightguard to protect the dental work is also vital. Otherwise, if severe grinding is noted possible dental implants can become lose and result in failure consulting with your dentist on these matters are recommended.

By having multiple implants placed to hold a dental supported bridge there will be less pressure focused on one are or implant. There is not going to be the same degree of pressure placed on one tooth or one part of the jaw alleviating issues of stress which could cause failure. This way the pressure is reduced and will be spread out over a bigger area. Having a balanced pressure system creates equal distribution of force resulting in a more stable environment. Most of this is also going to be dependent upon the health of the gums, bone, and teeth that are around the dental implants. If you have infections in your gum or bone areas, such as gum disease, this needs to be addressed by your dentist as soon as possible prior to the placement of dental implants.

How are dental implants placed?

When considering dental implants there is a lot to consider including overall bodily health, oral hygiene, and integrity of bone in which the implants will be placed. Making sure oral hygiene is top notch and making sure one visits the dentist on regular check ups increases the success rate of dental work. When placing dental implants there is generally a wait time if about 5-7 months depending on the quality of the bone and overall health of the gum and bone areas. Sometimes if bone quality is defective some cases need additional treatment to augment and help build back bone with bone graft. This can lead to longer healing times as well. In some advanced cases dentists may need to consider placing and restoring the implant in multiple visits due to personal healing habits of patients.

Generally there are three visits needed with dental implants. This first step, after initial consultation, is the placement of the dental implant in the site selected. Once the artificial titanium root is placed in bone the area is covered by the gums to help protect and heal the area. After this has been done there can be a waiting period of up to 6 months while this heals. Once the area has healed and the dentist is satisfied with the evaluation of the area the implant is ready for an impression of the area. Once the impression is sent out to the lab to fabricate the dental crown and additional implant restoration parts the final visit is scheduled. For the final visit the dental crown or bridge is placed on the dental implant permanently. There is no need to worry that hygiene will be an issue once you have the new dental bridge in place. It will be possible to clean it as well as the area between it and the gums. It may need special brush from the dentist as it will need one smaller than a conventional toothbrush, but the teeth will be clean, and the bridge will not become damaged or dirty as long as dental visits and check-ups are maintained.

Daniela Garza
Daniela Garza
19:33 09 Jul 19
Loved the service and the in-depth personalized advice they give you! The staff is great and very knowledgeable. The location and atmosphere is modern and state of the art! Loved it 👍
Elva Koehn
Elva Koehn
22:11 17 Jun 19
I went in after having procrastinated for years because of my dental phobia. From the moment I walked in to their office, I felt at ease. The dental assistant, hygienist and Dr. Bridget made me feel so at ease and explained everything they were doing, every step of the way. I’ve never had such a great dental experience, as I did today. Highly recommend.
Nijah Watson
Nijah Watson
21:52 31 May 19
Best dentist office visit ever! Not only are the staff charismatic, they are very knowledgeable too. They took the time to go over my X-rays with me and made sure I understood what everything was, down to the payment options. They did not rush my exam at all. There was no wait time from the moment I walked in the door to the moment my exam was completed. The office itself lives up to its name with the urban decor. It is also very clean. I would recommend anyone to come here if you're looking for competent, patient, and kind dentist and staff!
Eduardo Mora
Eduardo Mora
19:53 22 May 19
I went in today and they really made me feel comfortable. The staff was extremely friendly and you can tell they make customer service a priority. They made sure the music playing was to my liking and made sure I was comfortable in my chair. The dentist was very knowledgeable and explained the whole process to me in a way that I can understand. I don't like going to the dentist, I don't know anyone that does, but I am glad I went to URBN Dental and wold recommend it to anyone looking for a dentist.
Hilary Rochelle
Hilary Rochelle
20:52 08 May 19
I’m so impressed with Urban Dental. Went having sever pain. New patient! The staff and dentist were amazing . So warm and caring. I will continue coming here for all dental needs. Completely satisfied in every way .
Ryan Zhen
Ryan Zhen
22:28 07 May 19
Just a few days after a visit with Dr. Bridget and I already feel the positive effects on my dental hygiene. She gave helpful and practical tips to brushing and flossing to make my routine more enjoyable. Everyone at URBN Dental Uptown was attentive and courteous to my needs from handling the insurance/financials to ensuring a pain/mess-free cleaning and filling. Looking forward to returning with improved dental health!
Lemond Deleo
Lemond Deleo
20:08 29 Apr 19
The staff here is extremely friendly and professional. From the very beginning, the staff greeted me with kindness and respect. My paperwork was filled out within 15 minutes and afterwards, the dentist called me back almost immediately.So the wait time for my first appointment was basically non-existent. I’m not sure if it’s normally like this or if it’s just a coincidence. Regardless, it was very nice to see the staff and dentists in perfect sync with servicing the customers as quickly and efficiently as possible.My first appointment here was primarily because I had a painful sensation on the bottom right of my tooth. It turned out to be a cavity as I expected. The dentist explained the procedure for a filling and I agreed to go through with it on my next appointment. Thank you for an honest experience that resulted in me learning what the problem with my tooth was.
Jennifer Bell
Jennifer Bell
19:59 29 Apr 19
Very satisfied with my recent experience at this dentist. As a first time customer, I walked in with low expectations, since I find this mentality to be effective for softening the blow if it turns out to be a disappointing service.Well, it turned out to be above average service from the staff at the front desk and the dentists themselves. They are all very professional and the dentists working here are patient when it comes to answering questions. I felt fully fulfilled after leaving the dental office. I’ll definireky be back.
Julia Bleck
Julia Bleck
14:21 05 Apr 19
I've never been to a more thorough and comprehensive dental appointment as the one at URBN Dental! They went over all of the photos and x-rays with me in detail to help explain all of the issues I had, and it's the first time I fully feel like I understand why I need to floss more consistently. They taught me how to properly floss and brush, and I even got a new electric toothbrush with my appointment. Would definitely recommend.
Rachel Richardson
Rachel Richardson
17:30 26 Mar 19
I was immediately greeted by friendly faces when i came in! Online scheduling and patient paperwork made it so easy to get an appointment with no waiting to go back to the room. Every person of staff from front desk, hygienist to dentist introduced themselves to me and took the time to explain everything they were doing. I’ve never had a dentist actually sit down and explain the biology behind flossing, bone health, nerve health etc. it was great to feel like I was being taken care of by true professionals. They were also very explanatory of exactly what my insurance covered and the cost breakout of all of my services. I would recommend this office to any of my friends and family.
Margarita Muro
Margarita Muro
01:28 21 Feb 19
The URBN Dental office is very beautiful! It is modern with natural wood and emerald green elements. I went in for my regular cleaning and exam after looking up 5+ dental offices in the area. I recently moved to uptown and am extremely happy to have found URBN Dental. The Hygienist, Angela, did not only give my advice in regards to my dental hygiene techniques, she educated me which made me more eager to go home and carry out my new routine. Dr. Bridget was very kind, answered all my questions, and gave me a great referral for my wisdom teeth extractions. I will be returning for all of my preventative and general dental needs!
Trisha Hinojosa
Trisha Hinojosa
18:30 07 Oct 18
Very friendly staff who put up with my inane sense of humor. The entire team team spoke with me 1:1, including:Dental assistants, hygienist, dentist, and insurance admin (explained everything to me in detail including how my insurance works).They explained my x-rays to me, the effects of flossing correctly / incorrectly. I feel like they gave me the education I didn't get as a child on how to care for my mouth, and why it's important. I was doing good stuff for my oral health-- just not correctly or with a positive attitude.GREAT aftercare package.
Ji H Oh
Ji H Oh
15:19 22 Sep 18
I am usually scared of going to the dentist for my annual cleaning but I was completely blown away by the amazing customer service from the staff. Julia was extremely helpful and explained my dental coverage and out of pocket costs. Angela did an exceptional job explaining to me about the importance of dental hygiene and actually taught me how to floss properly. The office was extremely clean and upscale. Dr. Bridget was very sweet and great bedside manners. She explained everything about the treatment plan in a very thorough and concise manner. I was extremely impressed by everyone on the office and I cant wait to come back for my next appointment.
Joshua Parra
Joshua Parra
02:17 14 Sep 18
From start to finish great experience. Impeccably clean office, high tech tools, & friendly staff. Went to get my top teeth contoured/shaped. They did a Hollywood star job! I now, have a flawless smile. I even went back the next day for a touch-up on one tooth & they took care of it, graciously. If you want quality cosmetic dentistry inside the loop; look no further. These folks are the best in class.
Death Morgulis
Death Morgulis
16:23 12 Sep 18
Great place for all your dental needs. Very inviting and friendly staff. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do. I've been looking for a good dentist for awhile while neglecting my oral health, but now I think I've found my place. 10/10 would come back for a follow-up appointment.
Bianca Anderson
Bianca Anderson
17:05 05 Sep 18
Very friendly staff. The hygienist's were so knowledgeable and really took the time to teach you about your teeth, they gave my husband and I "homework" to improve our oral health. Love it! Angela was great, great sense of humor (made me laugh a lot) and very professional. Awesome job Nicole, very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions we had (love she was recommending eateries for hubby to take me :). Julia was great at the front counter very lively and knowledgeable as well. They all really took the time and customized everything for us. Able to get free electric toothbrushes but didn't have any in stock.
Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell
19:53 20 Jun 18
Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white. They were very knowledgeable in regards to my insurance and I've had no issues. The service there is impeccable!
Allie Hackett
Allie Hackett
18:47 19 Jun 18
I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit! They provided super helpful insight about what was going on with my teeth and took care of everything I needed quickly. I will absolutely be returning! 🙂
Andrea Andrea
Andrea Andrea
17:15 20 May 18
Love the location, the dentist AND the staff. Everyone there is awesome. It's rare that I leave a dentist office feeling just as good as when I arrive. I was sad I didn't get to see Snickers, but all in all I had a great experience my first time here. Glad to finally have a new "home" dentist since moving to Texas.
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
14:17 10 May 18
Beautiful location and office. Very friendly and welcoming staff! I had a great time conversing with them about movies and music. Dr. Nguyen and his staff were very knowledgeable and stressed the importance of making sure the patient knew what their game plan was. The office is very high tech as well so it was super cool to know that I was getting the latest tech being use on me.
Nonna Beetge
Nonna Beetge
14:21 24 Apr 18
The staff is wonderful, very friendly and informative. I love how they not only take X-rays, but also photos of all your teeth and put them on the big screen. They spent as much time as I needed to go over each area and explain specifics of each tooth. I definitely have a greater understanding of what is going on in there and what I need to do. I also love their space, it has a calming vibe with all kinds of artwork on display. You almost feel like you’re not at the dentist! Thank you all so much, I look forward to seeing you all again! (Said no one to their dentist 😉 )
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PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

Our patients love being treated at our locations, with consistent 5-star ratings across the board.
See what they have to say about our dentists and dental team.

I can honestly say I had the best experience at URBN Dental. I am new in town and had a emergency. The staff was able to get me in asap and took very good care of me. Everyone worked as a team to ensure that all my needs were meet. I felt important! I was treated as if I was the only patient in the office. I found my Dental home!

The staff here is extremely friendly and professional. From the very beginning, the staff greeted me with kindness and respect. My paperwork was filled out within 15 minutes and afterwards, the dentist called me back almost immediately.

Very knowledgeable and informative, explaining all your x-ray and imagery and in creating a course of treatment. The staff is friendly and definitely concerned with their patients. Comfortable environment.

I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit!

Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I’ve had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white.

They were very prompt and professional. I felt very comfortable in the visit. They have good exam specials without any hidden fees. I have found me a permanent dentist office. Thanks URBN staff.

URBN Dental provided great service and they were all so nice. They did a great job communicating with me and i would recommend to all.

I had a root canal and a crown done here, the entire process took about an hour. Will be back in 2 weeks for my final crown! Great doctor, great staff.


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