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Implants for Supporting Bridges in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, New Jersey, we know that your smile is very important to you. That is why we offer the best dental technology and techniques available when it comes to restorative dentistry procedures.

How Implants Support Bridges

This type of dental bridge is supported by dental implants instead of natural teeth. A sufficient number of implants must be used to ensure the dental bridge will be well-anchored, and this will depend on the number of teeth missing, the placement of the bridge, and whether you have any neuromuscular dentistry issues that could put undue stress on the dental bridge. Two implants are used for two or three missing teeth, while a bridge replacing four missing teeth may require two or three implants.

An implant-supported bridge is used for patients who are missing more than one tooth in sequence. It is also used for areas of the mouth where there is too much pressure placed on individual implants. By connecting the crowns and creating a well-supported bridge, the pressure exerted when chewing, clenching, or grinding your teeth is distributed over the entire bridge instead of placing too much stress on the individual implants.

If the implant-supported bridge is to be placed next to natural teeth, the natural teeth, surrounding gums, as well as the jawbone, must be in good dental health for successful placement and lasting quality. If there is not enough supporting bone in the area, it may be possible to build up the bone through bone grafting or augmentation prior to beginning the implant procedure.

How Implant-Supported Bridges Work

The implants in this type of bridge are made of a titanium base that is surgically placed into your jawbone. The abutment is a cylinder made of titanium, gold, or porcelain that screws onto the implant. The restoration is the part that looks like your natural teeth and consists of a series of dental crowns cast as a single piece.

An implant may be placed in each space where a tooth is missing. But, depending on the amount of bone and your bite, our implant dentist may choose to place an implant on either side of the space and connect them to each other with an implant-supported bridge.

If you are missing teeth and your surrounding teeth and gums are healthy, then this type of bridge may be the answer to restoring your smile. To learn more about implants for supporting bridges, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville today by contacting us or calling (908) 888-9858. We welcome patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and nearby areas in New Jersey.

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I have been going to Dr. Patti since I was young and she is incredible. I still travel in from NYC to visit her and the team every six months. I cant speak more highly of the team’s talent as well as the comfort I feel in their office. Would recommend their practice to anyone and everyone.
Brooke Macy
Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
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Cardspunk M
23:27 25 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD along with her tremendous staff. I have been to dozens of dentists over the years and hands down this has been my best experience and I loved my last dentist before I moved away. They are a wonderful combination of professional and caring. Great kindness and respect is shown to their patients. It is very welcoming environment. For those who dread the dental visit I recommend this office that works to create a calming and supportive atmosphere. The dental work/care was excellent from beginning to end and I look forward to my next visit.
Lynda Spencer
Lynda Spencer
22:31 21 Apr 22
I immediately get comfortable. Change is not always easy but the transition to Dr. Patti’s office was seamless, it’s as if they knew me already. The skill and knowledge of all is evident throughout the practice, as well as pride for their profession. I look forward to staying on as a patient for a long time! Thank you
Christina Klausner
Christina Klausner
10:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an excellent dentist, professional and always listens to what is important to YOU. She has the time, expertise and personal touch while caring deeply about your desires and comfort. My husband, myself and 3 children have been using Dr. Patti for over 15 years and recommend her in the highest regard.
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Dana Macy
15:10 24 Mar 22
Dr Patti and her staff create a caring, professional atmosphere. They take adequate time to make repairs needed and fill cavities as painlessly as possible. Nancy Lee McLure
Frank Siwiec
Frank Siwiec
14:08 24 Mar 22
My two sons, 8 and 10, are both receiving orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patti and I’ve been so happy with their progress. She is very thoughtful and thorough with her plans to give them both a healthier smile.
Francesca Calogero
Francesca Calogero
15:33 16 Mar 22
Dr. Patty what can I say..I will not go to another dentist EVER. Dr. Patty and the staff get 10 BIG stars for the never ending patience they had with me over the years. Thankyou 🙂
Marilyn Zakaluzny
Marilyn Zakaluzny
13:14 23 Feb 22
Dr. Patti and her incredible staff perfectly mix professionalism and brilliance with an ability to make patients feel right at home. I have been a patient for almost 10 years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. From teeth cleanings to more invasive procedures, Dr. Patti's team is unmatched. Lately I have been treating for my sleep apnea. I can say without exaggeration that the device Dr. Patti prescribed and developed for me changed my life. I went from fitful nights of frequently-interrupted sleep all while snoring like a jackal, to sleeping through the night without making a sound. My wife may be happier at this development than I am. In short, whatever your dental/sleep needs, look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry.
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