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Implants for Supporting Bridges in Bernardsville

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

At Proud to Smile Dentistry, 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 Proud to Smile Dentistry 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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As always, the staff was warm and welcoming and Dr. Patti listened thoughtfully to all of my concerns and was able to address right on the spot!! She does BEAUTIFUL work!!
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Janine Rose
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Eddie Comanche
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After a thorough, painfree cleaning by the dental hygienist (Karima), Dr. Patti repaired a molar for me. The injection and filling were painless and she explained everything throughout the process. The entire staff is professional and friendly. Best ever dental experience for someone with dental anxiety.The office very recently underwent renovation and it’s gorgeous.
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02:07 10 Nov 22
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Diane Quinn
23:45 08 Nov 22
The best cleaning I ever had! Very friendly, professional, and courteous. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!
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The Rods
23:06 19 Oct 22
As someone with a large fear of dentists there is a reason I’ve been coming here for over a decade. The greatest staff, the cleanest and nicest environment, I could go on forever! Just go 🙂
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Ashlyn Nicole
22:26 19 Oct 22
I always love going to see Dr. Patty and her team. I even met an intern, Paul who is looking to attend Dental School. What a great job giving this young man experience.
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Lisa Florio
19:58 13 Oct 22
Dr. Patti and her staff are the best. She is very skillful and knowledgeable. She spends time to explain what needs to be done and to answer all questions. She is also a perfectionist who will take as much time as is needed to get the best results for her patients. Her office is state of the art and the staff is also knowledgeable and courteous.
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Malinee Sastrasinh
22:59 29 Sep 22
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