When you are missing one or two teeth, dental implants can be used alone to support a tooth crown. When you are missing several teeth in a row, implants placed one at a time do not make as much sense. In instances where several teeth are missing, one of our Alexandria implant dentists may recommend placing implants at either end of the row and affixing a dental bridge instead.
Why Use Implants to Support a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are often supported by adjacent teeth. This places excess pressure on these teeth and can result in weakening your natural tooth’s structure. To prevent unnecessary impact on your natural teeth, dental implants can be used to secure and support bridges, holding a row of fused dental crowns in place and strengthening and beautifying your smile.
Dental implants provide the strongest and most reliable support for dental bridges, but may not be ideal for every patient. During your initial consultation, one of our dentists can help you determine if dental implants are the best choice for you.
If you live in or around Arlington, Tysons Corner, Alexandria, Fairfax, or McLean, Virginia and would like to learn if dental implants are right for you, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule an initial consultation with one of our implant dentists today.