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Modern Dental Bridges in Downtown Kansas City

Custom-Made, Custom-Fitted Dental Bridges Create a Confident Smile

Before & After: Fixed Hybrid Implant Denture

In their lifetime, this patient had invested a lot in their mouth to try and save their natural teeth. Unfortunately, they had lost many teeth due to cavities and their remaining teeth were in a questionable state. The patient was to the point they wanted a smile reset. We discussed many options with the patient and they decided on our fixed implant prosthesis option. The patient was adamant about having something natural-looking that they did not have to take out of their mouth to clean. We removed the remaining diseased teeth, placed twelve dental implants and delivered two fixed hybrid implant prostheses.

Dental Bridge FAQs

How long does it take to receive a modern dental bridge?
The short answer is “It depends.” If your teeth were extracted long ago, a dental bridge can be finalized in as little as two weeks. However, if your teeth still require extraction, you may need to wait up to six months afterward to allow your gums to heal and accommodate dental implants. Some patients are eligible for same-day dental implants; ask your dentist for more information.

Bridge vs. implants: What’s the real difference?
If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, a dental bridge is an ideal solution. However, if you need to replace only a few teeth intermittently throughout your mouth, implants are more logical. Your dentist can talk to you about considerations of bridges vs. implants and why one or the other will work best for you.

Are dental bridges removable?
No. Modern dental bridges are permanently adhered, either by attaching via dental crowns to existing teeth, or via dental implants. Permanent bridges are convenient because you never have to worry about them loosening or falling out at inopportune times, as you do with traditional dentures. They are designed to last a lifetime.

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