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Implant-Supported Bridgework

One of the favourable reasons for choosing implant-supported bridges is that they offer increased strength and stability that regular bridgework simply cannot.

Are you looking to replace regular bridgework as your oral health has deteriorated? Or perhaps you’re searching for an alternative yet cost-effective way to replace missing teeth?

If that’s the case, implant-supported bridges should be on your list of treatments to explore. Here at Mint Dental Clinic in Elephant & Castle, we’re pleased to offer implant-supported bridges that offer patients a long-term but affordable solution to missing teeth.

What is a bridge?

How we combine dental implants with dental bridges, plus learn how they work and how they compare.

Read our guide to implant bridges.

THE PROCEDURE

What’s involved in the implant-supported bridges process? And how soon can you have new teeth?

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The cost

The cost of dental implant bridges can start from £2,000 and is available on 0% finance.

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Before & after

See for yourself how natural dental implants look when replacing missing teeth.

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Guide to Dental Implant Bridgework

What is a dental implant bridge?

Implant-supported bridges are often prescribed to replace multiple missing teeth in a row.

One benefit of choosing an implant-integrated system like implant-supported bridges is that they provide a solid infrastructure for long-term replacement teeth to sit. Unlike regular bridgework, there is no need to cause damage to otherwise healthy teeth by filing them down to fit a crown on top to anchor the bridge.

Dental implant bridges vs regular bridges

As implant-supported bridges are supported by dental implants and not real, natural teeth, there is no need to impact otherwise healthy teeth.

By choosing Mint Dental for this implant-based system, patients can benefit from specialists who utilise advanced digital technology to plan the implant location and angulation before surgery.

For patients, this helps them to achieve the best functional and natural-looking final result.

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Dental implant bridges might be the cheaper solution

Dental implant bridges can bring down the cost of your treatment because fewer implants are placed, unlike individual tooth implant placement. The final restoration uses a bridge (a cheaper repair than implant-supported crowns), so the cost is brought down even more.

Cost should be a factor when replacing missing teeth, but it should not always conclude your decision.

Why implants are better than traditional alternatives

Dental bridges and dentures (partial or full) have traditionally been the standard go-to for teeth replacement. 

And whilst they are often successful at closing gaps in the mouth, they are not always the best recommendation to promote strong oral health in the future.

For example, dentures encourage bone loss in the jaw, as it only masks the problem of missing teeth rather than solve the issue as dental implants do.

On top of this, bridgework has been known to encourage bone loss and decay of neighbouring teeth. 

They also require the neighbouring teeth, which are otherwise healthy, to have crowns placed on top, which will lead to failure of these in the future.

As restorative dentists, we encourage our patients to decide based on dental advice following a consultation. However, it never hurts to have all the information on the two tooth replacement methods and how they compare against each other.

Implant supported bridges benefits

Other traditional tooth replacement methods are widely used, like dental bridges and dentures. However, as professionals, we know truthfully that they only worsen the oral condition over time and are primarily superficial repairs.

No other prosthesis or replacement solution will be as durable or provide a natural, predictable fix. So, combining implants with your missing teeth restoration, like implant-supported dentures, will improve your dentition, oral health, eating, bite, and speech functions.

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The Implant Bridge Procedure

Dental implant surgery involves placing artificial tooth roots (small titanium screws) into the jawbone. 

Once the implants have been placed, we must allow for a minimum period of healing called osseointegration, which typically takes three months.

The process of osseointegration cannot be rushed or skipped. It’s the essential part of the procedure that allows the bone to fuse with the dental implant. Without it, the implant would fail.

However, don’t worry; during this healing period, we will provide you with a temporary set of teeth that can be worn over the implant site while we wait for it to be strong enough to hold the bridgework.

Once the implant has healed, you’ll be invited back into the studio to uncover the implant and attach the necessary abutments (small metal posts that serve as the foundation for new teeth or restorations to be placed).

After this step, we must give the gums time to heal before the bridge is set.

One particular implant surgery, ‘Same-Day Teeth, ‘allows dentists to complete the process in one stage. Learn more.

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  • Dental implants are not always a one size fits all solution
  • Please speak to our tooth loss experts on the right course of action

With so many options, types, technology, methods and prices, it can be a lot to take in, let alone decide which procedure will complement your condition.

That’s why you should seek out our implant dentists, who will be able to explain things to you in a much clearer and more understandable way.

Visit our practice in Elephant & Castle, London, or call us to find out the next best step for you – with us, there’s no pressure to commit to surgery.

Instead, we’ll assess your oral state and take it step by step. As a result, you can expect to discover the recommended and best tooth loss solution that will fit your lifestyle and budget.

Before and after dental implants

Costs from £2,950 incl. crown, abutment + post

Clinical spec: After a failed dental bridge, this patient was left with a large gap, which affected her smile and function. Dental implants were used to restore both.

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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
2022-06-06
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
2022-05-19
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
2022-05-19
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
2022-04-26
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
2022-04-06
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
2022-03-15
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
2022-01-17
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
2021-12-07
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.

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