Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dentists often recommend bridges when people have lost two or more teeth together. The teeth could be missing because of tooth decay or trauma of some type. While a bridge consisting of a crown that hooks onto supporting teeth beside it works well in some cases, a zirconia roundhouse bridge supported by mini dental implants can provide patients with durable permanent replacement teeth.

What is the RoundHouse Bridge?

When several of the teeth are missing on the upper or lower jaw, then one of our dentists at Fox Creek Family Dental may opt for replacing your teeth with a roundhouse bridge. This type of bridge may require extractions as it means replacing the upper or lower plate of teeth.

Also, managing a bridge with replacement and natural teeth can be tricky, so most dentists opt to extract the remaining natural teeth. When using a roundhouse bridge, our dentists in may recommend a zirconia bridge.

What is the Zirconia Bridge?

If you want realistic looking teeth, then the zirconia bridge is a good option because it is a strong dental ceramic used for making dental appliances like bridges. This type of bridge is supported by mini dental implants, which allows them to stay in your mouth without using messy adhesives.

One of our dentists at Fox Creek Family Dental can permanently attach the bridge so that it looks and functions like real teeth. The dentist will use 10 to 12 mini implants, depending on how many the jaw can support, to clip the bridge to the jaw, depending on how many the jaw will support.

Permanently Cementing the Bridge

Zirconia is as strong as a metal bridge, but it looks far more natural. Also, it’s more biocompatible, so if you have a metal allergy, you don’t need to be concerned that your body may reject a metal bridge. Our dentist may use a glass ionomer cement to permanently attach the bridge, which is supported by mini implants.

This cement is popular among dentists because it adheres to dentin and enamel, it is the same color as natural teeth, and it releases fluoride ions, which are benefit natural teeth. If you want natural-looking replacement teeth, speak to one of our dentists about a permanent zirconia bridge to replace your missing teeth.

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