Implant Supported Bridge in Schaumburg, IL

Replacing missing teeth not only restores the aesthetics of your smile but also offers the benefit of improving the function of your mouth at the same time. If you have several teeth missing in the same area of the mouth, then our dental team might recommend an implant-supported bridge to fill in the gaps.

At Schaumburg Tooth Doctor, we partner with skilled implant surgeons to offer the best treatments for our patients. For example, if you need dental implants to support your bridge, we work hand-in-hand with the oral surgeon to design a customized treatment plan for your unique needs.


How Implant-Supported Bridges Work

Traditional dental bridges are secured in the mouth by attaching the bridge to nearby teeth. For example, the bridge has a crown at either end, which is used as a cap over the neighboring healthy teeth. This method is effective when there are healthy teeth on either side. But there are times when one or more implants are necessary because there aren’t any teeth remaining to act as the foundation for the bridge.

With an implant-supported bridge, an implant is placed on one or both sides of the bridge. These implants are the support to hold the dental restoration in place. This treatment method allows multiple teeth to be replaced simultaneously without the need to place multiple implants for individual restorations.

The result is a long-lasting dental restoration that looks and feels like your natural teeth. After the bridge is secured, you can eat, talk, and smile as normal.

What to Expect: Treatment Process for an Implant Bridge

Several steps are required to complete this treatment, typically involving multiple appointments. First, you will visit our team at Schaumburg Tooth Doctor to determine if this restorative treatment is right for your needs. We take a proactive approach with each patient to design a customized plan to optimize the look and feel of their smile.

Next, we will give you a referral to a local oral surgeon. You will have a consultation with this specialist, then book a time for the surgery. It’s necessary to give the implant(s) time to assimilate in the jawbone before the final restoration is placed on top.

At Schaumburg Tooth Doctor, we offer pre-op and post-op services. Once the implants are in place, the oral surgeon will refer you back to our team so that we can put in custom-designed restorations secured on top of the implant posts.

Schedule a Consultation for Dental Implants

If you would like to learn about implant-supported bridges, reach out to our team to schedule a consultation. Schaumburg Tooth Doctor is here to help with full-service dental care.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many implants will I need?

Most implant-supported bridges require either 1 or 2 implants. If a healthy tooth is nearby, then one side of the bridge can be secured to the tooth and the other side secured to an implant.

2. Am I a good candidate for an implant-supported bridge?

If you are missing teeth, talk to our team about this restorative treatment. It’s necessary to have enough bone to support the implant. We will complete a full examination to determine whether you are a good candidate.

3. What is recovery like?

After the implants are placed, you will experience swelling, discomfort, and bleeding as the area heals. There is minimal recovery when visiting our dental office to secure the bridge on the implants.

4. Why an implant-supported bridge instead of a traditional bridge?

There are several benefits from this restorative treatment. First, there is no need to alter your healthy teeth. Additionally, the placement of the implant can help to preserve bone density. As a result, you will be able to speak and chew normally.