Zirconia Implant Bridges: Ideal Solutions for Missing Teeth
- May 03, 2018 -
When people are missing a few teeth or many teeth, there are plenty of treatment options to consider. While full-arch restorations using traditional bridges and dentures have been effective over the years, we are pleased to offer patients bridgework and dentures made from zirconia.
How Implant Bridges Work
Implant bridges refer to dental bridges that are held in place with dental implants. The implants serve as artificial tooth roots, and the bridge help fill the gap left by missing teeth.
Thanks to implant bridges, we are able to help people bite, chew, and smile with renewed confidence.
Why Zirconia for a Bridge or Denture?
Acrylic dental appliances are poured into a mold and allowed to harden. While they're strong, they don't compare at all to a zirconia appliance.
Zirconia dental appliances are milled from a solid piece of zirconia, meaning they are less likely to break or fracture. These appliances are hand-colored and polished as well to ensure an excellent appearance with an eye for detail.
The Benefits of Zirconia
There are a few key benefits to zirconia as a dental appliance material:
Durability - As noted above, crafting an appliance from a single solid material results in a much strong appliance.
Stability - Zirconia dental appliances are well-anchored and tend to stay in place better than acrylic appliances.
Great Appearance - The handcrafted work of a zirconia bridge or denture has a human touch that is har
Dental Implants to Support Arch Restorations
Dental implants are surgically embedded artificial roots that help support crowns, bridges, and dentures. Since the dental implants are integrated into the living tissues of the mouth, they essentially function just like normal tooth roots would.
A zirconia bridge or denture would be crafted with multiple abutments that snap securely onto your dental implants. The result is a a great-looking bridge or denture that is unlikely to fall out.