At Wagner Dental we pride ourselves in providing exceptional service that enables you to live a more comfortable and fulfilling life. Having functional teeth is critically important to having a beautiful smile, improved self-esteem, and proper biting and chewing.
If you are missing multiple teeth, your overall health is impacted and you probably notice a diminished quality of life. Without your teeth, you run the risk of bone loss as well as not being able to eat properly. Your social interactions are limited without the confidence and self-esteem that your full smile can bring.
As experienced dentists on dental implants in Las Vegas, we specialize in the dental implant procedure that can restore the original feel and function of your mouth. Our goal is to provide you with teeth that are reliable and that you can be proud of!
What Is the Dental Implant Process?
Here at Wagner Dental, we’re happy to provide all manner of dental implant restorations for people with one or more missing teeth—including fixed implant bridges.
Dental implant bridges are a replacement for 2–3 missing teeth that are meant to feel natural and be long lasting. At Wagner Dental we will place an implant bridge by inserting a rod that is placed beneath the gum that acts and functions as a natural tooth root.
For fixed implant bridges, we will attach a dental bridge to the top of the implant to replace multiple missing teeth in one gap.
Dental implant surgery provides many benefits including:
- The ability to replace your teeth without altering the surrounding area
- They have the look and feel of your original teeth
- They are stable, supportive, and functional
The truth about dental implants is that the dental implant process is designed to provide a safe and efficient solution to having new teeth. They bridge not only the gap in your smile, but also the gap between cost-effectiveness and long-lasting oral health.
Implant bridges provide you with long-lasting tooth restoration that looks and feels just like your natural teeth.
If you are missing multiple teeth, we highly recommend that you choose a dental implant bridge.
Dental Bridge vs. Implant Bridges: Which Is Better?
With many options available, it can be difficult to know which kind of bridge procedure provides the greatest benefits to your oral health and function at the lowest cost.
Two of the most common options in today’s care are traditional dental bridges and implant bridges.
Traditional bridges are appealing because of their convenience, but they are typically not as long lasting, and they can create strain on the surrounding teeth that form the bridge. These teeth have to be altered in order to accommodate the way that the bridge is shaped.
People that choose a traditional bridge over an implant bridge do so because it is a more cost effective option and the procedure is faster. However, there are drawbacks to this decision. Traditional bridges can potentially cause structural problems for your jawbone, because they do nothing to remedy the decaying bone root where your missing tooth once was. Gone unfixed, the bone that was attached to your original teeth will fully decay.
Dental Implant bridges fix the structural and functional issues of the jaws and teeth. A dental implant bridge uses the dental implant process described above instead of traditional crowns or frameworks to bridge together your teeth.
The best implant bridges are meant to function like normal, healthy teeth and in addition to providing you with renewed oral function, they will also promote healthy bone growth. Because dental implants address these concerns, they are long lasting, and with proper care can last for decades.
What Are the Steps for Receiving an Implant Bridge?
The dental implants procedure for receiving an implant bridge is part of a reliable three step process.
- An implant is placed to replace the missing teeth in the surrounding area
- After the implant has had time to fuse with the jawbone, an abutment post is inserted into the implant
- After giving some time to heal, the dental bridge is attached to the post that has been installed.
Overtime, a dental implant bridge will bond with your jawbone, and provide a steady base of support for the surrounding teeth.You will not have to worry about the implants slipping or moving. The dental implant will be securely fastened to your jaw, and it will stimulate your jawbone to prevent your bone from shrinking away from disuse. This extra support will help you in all of your daily activities like eating, speaking, and talking.
What Is the Average Cost of Dental Implants?
The average cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. We recognize that price is a concern for people, and we are committed to providing a service that is worth both your time and money. Dental implants are an investment in every aspect of your life. You will see the benefits of your treatment everyday, whether smiling, talking, eating, or even sleeping.
For specifics on how much your procedure will cost, you can schedule a free consultation. Our dentists at Wagner Dental will talk to you about a treatment plan that works best for your own individual needs.
How Do I Take Care of My Implant Bridge?
Proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining the healthy functionality of an implant bridge. Because dental implants are fused to your jawbone, you must always brush and floss daily to prevent the buildup of plaque that can ultimately cause bone loss or implant failure.
In general, there are certain steps that you can take to ensure that your dental implants remain healthy and fully functional:
- Use an antibacterial mouthwash daily to ensure healthy gums and keep harmful bacteria at bay.
- Use a toothbrush with soft bristles so that you can clean in between your teeth better, and be gentle with your surrounding gums.
- Your dental implants will most likely be made out of porcelain or other materials. In order to not wear out these materials, make sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste.
- Keep your regular dental checkups and cleaning every 6 months.
Depending on the type of dental restoration you get, our dental team may also recommend you use a special flosser that threads itself underneath the bridge and is able to get between all of the components of the implant.
After receiving your dental implant bridge your dental implant dentists will give you additional instructions to keep your individual smile looking its best and to ensure the best long term results.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Because dental implant bridges are made to mimic traditional teeth and stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, one of the greatest benefits that you will notice is their longevity. With proper care, it is likely that they can last for decades without needing to be replaced! This is much different from traditional bridges that need to be replaced periodically.
With proper care and cleaning of your implant bridge, you also have the benefit of knowing that your jawbone and tooth roots are healthy, and unlikely to need additional surgery.
A New Smile and Memories Can Be Yours in Las Vegas
Here at Wagner Dental, we take great pride in our work, and we know how much your life can change with dental implants before and after. Missing teeth might have diminished your quality of life, and self-esteem, but we are here to give that back to you.
When you call our office or schedule a consultation with us, our dentists are able to answer any additional questions and give you the peace of mind of a great smile and exceptional oral health. Take the first step towards your new smile by scheduling your dental consultation today!