Dental bridge implants are intended to replace missing teeth or fill a gap between teeth. Whether the teeth have been pulled, lost or there is simply a large gap, the bridge implant will properly fill it and restore a beautiful smile. Bridge implants are different from regular tooth-anchored bridges, as the implant is secured into the jawbone, while the regular bridge comes out easily. Bridges are made of two crowns for teeth when there is a gap, anchoring to each tooth to fill the gap. When there are entire teeth missing, the bridge includes all the teeth necessary to restore a smile, but anchored to a bridge.
Finding dental bridge implants is easy. This form of treatment is considered cosmetic dentistry. In today's world, many cosmetic procedures, such as this one, are considered to be similar to dentures. Many insurance companies now offer coverage for some cosmetic procedures, including this one. There may be limitations and restrictions, so if considerable amounts of dental work must be done, compare different plans carefully. Finding a provider isn't difficult. There are cosmetic dentists in nearly every city and state, with many recent graduates of dentistry specializing in this area.
When looking for dental bridge implants and providers, be sure to choose one that fits individual criteria. Insurance companies often cover services only from a network provider, so be sure to choose from a list of approved dentists. Every insurance company offers policyholders the option to compare and choose their network provider, so be sure to research each individual. There are some who have weekend hours, evening hours or other special services that are tailored to fit individual needs. Be sure the dentist is not only network-approved, if insurance exists, but also be sure the professional is on the ADA's list.
Comparing different types of dental bridge implants is important and involves some research. There are not only different providers to choose from, but also different styles of bridges and materials. The false teeth are called “pontics.” They can be created from porcelain, gold, alloy or several other materials. Some are more durable than others. For example, gold is stronger than porcelain. However, if replacing front teeth, gold may be more unsightly to some people who prefer the natural look of porcelain. There are also different anchoring and bonding methods for bridges. These are all important points to consider when choosing dental bridge implants.