Dental Implant Bridges
If you are missing more than one tooth in a row, you may be a candidate for a dental implant bridge. Just as the name implies, this type of dental bridge is supported by dental implants rather than natural teeth. At West Hill Family Dental, we have a talented implant dentist who can create the secure and confident smile you deserve. Our implant-supported bridges are unrivaled in quality and beauty, and they are uniquely fabricated to look seamless and natural within your existing teeth. Our office offers traditional bridges as well as implant-supported bridges and Prettau® implant bridges to give patients a complete menu of restorative dentistry options when replacing missing teeth.
Implant Supported Bridge
An implant-supported bridge is often suggested when there is more than one missing tooth or a concern that too much pressure would be put on individual (non-connected) implants. This may be the case if the patient has a teeth grinding problem. An implant-supported bridge allows the pressure and bite force to be spread across the entire bridge.
Instead of having a row of individual dental implants for each missing tooth, a set of prosthetic teeth or a bridge can span the gap of missing teeth and be attached to dental implants on either side. These implants will be surgically placed into the jaw bone and include an abutment and crown to serve as a strong and permanent anchor for the implant bridge. If you need an implant bridge but lack supporting bone structure, a bone grafting procedure may be needed prior to getting dental implants.
At West Hill Family Dental, we value the importance of a complete and stable smile. We work hard to ensure your implant bridge is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and secure enough to help you speak, eat and laugh with confidence. If you have one or several missing teeth, we invite you to discover your replacement options at our Rocky Hill practice. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide superior dental care for all stages of life. This includes offering the latest solutions in implant bridges when patients need to rebuild their smile. Contact us today to learn more!
What Our Patients Say
West Hill Family Dental has been serving my entire family for 10 years. They have always been great and treat us like family. I will continue to use them because of the high level of care and comfortable atmosphere.
Today was my first visit with West Hill Family dental. The staff was awesome! So warm and welcoming! I felt at home the moment I walked in the door. Melissa (hygienist) was awesome and very sweet. Dr. Hemphill was very personable. I am a nervous Nelly with the dentist but they really helped me feel comfortable.
"Going to the Dentist," isn't something most folks look forward to. Fortunately, the Team at West Hill Family Dental makes that experience an enjoyable event with a friendly, thoughtful and genuinely concerned approach to both routine care and one-off emergencies. The atmosphere is relaxed and positive; everything from scheduling to changes is accommodated with little fuss and a genuine enthusiasm to see you at the next opportunity. And the overall quality of care, execution and attention to customer needs are unmatched by most practices, and certainly by the cookie-cutter pop-ups that abound elsewhere. Highly recommended, family-oriented and very professional in every aspect of care and delivery - they're definitely on the list of recommendations to new residents and neighbors!
In the past I have had bad experiences with dentist and I have switch many times and I think I have finally found my forever home. Kim and Monica at the front desk are amazing they make sure that if you have any concerns, they will accommodate you in any way they can. They also socialize with you which makes visiting the dentist feel like visiting family. This is by far the best dentist I've ever been to and would recommend them to anyone.
Dr.Robert Hemphill and his staff are so friendly.I was very nervous to get my treatment done,doctor made me understand and kept me calm.I always walk out happy, feeling I have seen the BEST doctor who took care of my dental treatment.Kinga the dental assistant is so kind and helpful,Kim such a lovely person always smiling and happy,Monica is superb too, she calls and double confirms the appointment so that I don’t forget. Thank you once again.