What’s the Difference Between an Implant-Retained Bridge and a Traditional Bridge?
In this video, Dr. John Coolican, an experienced Wilkes-Barre implant dentist, explains the distinguishing factors that separate conventional dental bridges from implant-retained bridges.
A very common question I get is what’s the difference between an implant retained bridge and a regular bridge? If you’re missing one or more teeth in a particular area, your general dentist will many times suggest a traditional bridge. And that involves drilling into the tooth behind and directly in front of the missing area to place and cement in a permanent bridge. The option to that may be an implant-supported bridge.
This is also a permanent option, but it does not involve drilling on any of your natural teeth, which most people don’t appreciate getting done. So you can come into the office, we can place implants for just the missing teeth without touching any other teeth in your mouth, place beautiful temporary teeth, and have you walk out with teeth that day, followed up with the beautiful porcelain teeth cemented in place several weeks later.