Replace Missing Teeth with Natural-looking Implant-supported Bridges

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience, both aesthetically and functionally. In addition to cosmetic concerns, missing teeth can also lead to problems with eating and speaking.

One popular tooth replacement option is an implant-supported bridge. Unlike traditional bridges, which rely on neighbouring teeth for support, implant-supported bridges are anchored directly to the jawbone. This provides a more secure foundation for the new set of beautiful teeth and can help to prevent further dental issues down the road.

At Joondanna Family Dental, our team offers implant-supported bridges as a way to restore your smile. This dental treatment is ideal for patients who are missing one or more teeth, as it can help fill in the gaps and give you a natural-looking smile. If you are interested in learning more about our implant-supported bridges, give us a call today. We can be your partner in achieving your smile goals!

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The Advantages of Implant-Supported Bridges

Bone Loss Prevention: Unlike traditional bridges, which rely on healthy teeth for support, implant-supported bridges are anchored in the jawbone, making them a more stable option. Additionally, the bridge placement prevents the surrounding teeth from drifting out of place. You can regain that vibrant, sparkling smile you’ve always wanted with the help of our dental team!


The Long-Term Alternative to Tooth Loss: Since traditional bridges rely on natural teeth for support, there is always the possibility that tooth decay or other aspects of ageing could compromise the prosthetic’s stability. However, dental implants can last a lifetime for patients who practise proper aftercare. When your implants have fused with your natural jawbone, the metal posts will act as a permanent frame for your precious dental bridge.


Preservation of Natural Teeth: With our modern implant-supported bridges, you can preserve your natural teeth while still achieving long-term benefits! Since they don’t rely solely on the adjacent teeth for support, these restorations do not require any changes to the structure of your natural teeth. The neighbouring teeth will stay healthy and intact and not be exposed to the pressure of supporting a bridge.


Gives You Aesthetically-Pleasing Smile: A dental bridge can significantly improve the appearance of your smile when you have lost a tooth. We use a special type of material that closely resemble natural teeth and even have the same light-reflecting and translucency qualities as your precious enamel. The replacement of missing teeth with implant-supported bridges can restore function, allowing you to eat and speak normally again.

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Why choose
Joondanna Family Dental?

We’re the perfect choice for all your dental needs. Our team of skilled dentists will work with you to deliver a wide range of quality dental services, including implant-supported bridges. We have one goal in mind: to offer exceptional urgent care in a welcoming environment while giving you access to modern dentistry using advanced dental technology and methods.
Great oral health is now within your reach! At Joondanna Family Dental, we make it our priority to ensure that every patient feels comfortable throughout their visit so that they can get back on track with a confident smile! We offer affordable dental services tailored to your specific needs. Our experienced team will gently guide you while evaluating everything before choosing the treatment option to produce the most optimal results.
Here at our cutting-edge dental clinic, we understand that dental work can be a nerve-wracking dental experience. That’s why our team of professionals will make sure you have a comfortable experience as they help restore your smile! We offer additional sedation options such as nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV sedation for you to feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your implant-supported bridge dental procedures.
We know you’re looking for top-notch dental care, and that’s just what we offer. Our wonderful team of highly-trained professionals will work with your schedule, no matter how busy it gets! We are one phone call away. Even on weekends or holidays, we are happily available to serve you. Our friendly team is available at any time when it is convenient for you, so feel free to reach out whenever you have any questions.
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FAQs about Implant Supported Bridges

Are you considering getting an implant-supported bridge to replace your missing teeth? This common type of false teeth is becoming increasingly popular as it offers a comprehensive range of advantages over traditional dentures. Unlike removable dentures, which can slip and slide around in your mouth, an implant-supported bridge is securely anchored by one or more titanium posts that are surgically inserted into your jawbone. This provides a much more stable foundation for the artificial teeth, making it easier to eat and speak. In addition, implant-supported bridges are designed to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing you with a natural-looking and complete smile. In this way, implant-supported bridges can be an effective tooth replacement.

If you need dental restoration and are interested in implant-supported bridges, it’s essential to know what to expect during the invasive procedure. We have created a detailed overview of the entire process, from pre-operative planning to final placement. Let’s take a closer look below:

During the invasive treatment process, various stages are involved. The process can take anywhere between three to twelve months to complete. At your first appointment time, your dentist will examine your mouth. During this visit, your dental and medical histories will also be reviewed. Digital X-rays of your teeth and jawbone will be taken. The scans will show the current condition of your teeth. The dentist will be able to tell you whether the implants will affect your sinuses or nerves. Also, we can determine whether you have sufficient bone growth to support the implants. A surgical guide will be created using the images. This process ensures that your implant-supported bridge is precisely placed in the pre-planned location.

If you are a suitable candidate, we will schedule a second appointment with you. A dental impression will be taken at this appointment as well. Before we begin the implant-supported bridge procedure, we will administer a local anesthetic. In this way, we will ensure that you do not feel any discomfort. In addition to dental sedation options, other options are available for your comfort in the dental chair. We offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

Next, our dentist will place the implants and cover them with gum tissue. The dentist will then ensure that the implants are in the correct position. You may need three to six months for your gums to heal and the implants to fuse with your jaw. Afterwards, your dentist will conduct an X-ray to determine how rapidly your bones are growing. If all goes well, your dentist will schedule a third appointment.

During your third appointment, your dentist will carefully expose the implants. A bridge will not be immediately attached. The “healing cap,” a collar-like device, will cover the exposed implant. This procedure must be done to ensure healthy gum tissue around the screws and abutments. Using the impression of your teeth initially taken, we create a wax model of your surgical guard. The device fits over the existing and missing teeth to indicate the location of the implants.

At your next appointment, your caps will be replaced with temporary acrylic implant bridges to protect the implants. It is recommended that you wear temporary teeth for one or two months. After that, the permanent bridge will be attached. Any adjustments needed will also be performed.

Once the dental implant recovery is completed, and a permanent dental bridge is placed, oral care becomes much easier. An implant-supported bridge is so secure that it can be taken care of the same way as natural teeth. Nevertheless, a dental bridge can also be damaged by anything that would damage natural teeth.

Here are some long-term care tips you can follow to protect your teeth and implant-supported bridge:

  • Regularly brush and floss your teeth.
  • Make sure you brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and use a minimally abrasive toothpaste.
  • Ideally, go to a dental professional for regular cleanings and checkups every six months.
  • You should avoid damaging dental habits, such as chewing on ice, biting non-food objects, and grinding your teeth.

The implant-supported bridge replaces both the teeth and the roots simultaneously. Like natural teeth, implants strengthen the jawbone to prevent bone loss. Furthermore, implant-supported bridges do not affect the natural structure of the teeth. No drilling or shaping is required. On average, dental implants are more expensive than traditional dental restorations. However, they are ten times more likely to last a long time if properly cared for. This makes an implant-supported bridge a wise option and a cost-effective method for artificial tooth replacement.


Confidence starts with good oral health, we are the dental team you can count on.

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