Your candidacy for a dental bridge will depend on which type of bridge you opt for:
Traditional fixed bridge: In order to have a traditional fixed bridge placed in your mouth, the natural teeth adjacent to the gap must be strong and healthy enough to support dental crowns. Before committing to this treatment method, you must understand that these natural teeth must be filed down in order to accommodate the crowns, which makes the dental bridge an irreversible treatment. If the bridge becomes dislodged or damaged, it will have to be replaced, as the natural teeth will no longer be functional or aesthetically appealing on their own.
Implant-supported bridge: The implant-supported dental bridge does not require natural teeth for support; therefore, no alteration of healthy teeth must take place as part of the procedure. Patients must, however, have sufficient jaw bone density to support the dental implant posts. Because Parshin Dental uses CT technology to plan and sophisticated computer technology to guide the placement of implants, many patients who might not be considered good candidates for implant-supported bridges at other practices are able to undergo treatment at Parshin Dental. However, patients with insufficiently dense jaw bones may be able to improve their candidacy by undergoing a bone grafting procedure prior to treatment.