Implant-Supported Bridgework

Implant-supported bridges are similar to traditional dental bridges. However, they are more secure as they are supported by dental implants and not natural teeth.

Bridges Supported with Dental Implants

Suppose you’re looking to replace your regular bridgework with something more substantial or are looking for a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
– in that case, implant-supported bridges should be a major contender.

Here at the Gentle Dental, our patients can benefit from the advanced technology we utilise to digitally plan the implant location and angulation before implant placements – this helps to achieve the best functional and aesthetic final result.

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Do I need an implant-supported bridge?

As restorative and implant dentists, we’re here to tell you that there is no better tooth replacement method than dental implants.

While other credible and trusted tooth replacement prostheses exist, like dental bridges and dentures, we know as professionals that they often worsen the oral condition and that these kinds of restorations are purely superficial.

The advanced treatment solution not only offers the most natural-looking “fake teeth” but promises to better your oral health and restore bite and speech functions.

No other artificial tooth replacement will last as long or provide you with a permanent, fixed lifelong result.

Implant-supported bridges can bring down the cost of your treatment as fewer implants are used and less expensive final restorations are made, as often seen with implant-supported crowns.

Please call the practice for more information about bridges on 020 8224 7562.

So, tell me, what are implant-supported bridges?

We use implant-supported bridges to replace multiple missing teeth in a row or replace individual tooth loss with neighbouring teeth on each side.

Implant-supported bridges provide a solid basis for permanent replacement teeth without the need to cause any further damage to otherwise healthy, existing teeth.

Why dental implant-supported bridgework?

Dental implants are the closest prosthesis that mimics natural teeth.

  • Implant-supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth.
  • As implant-supported bridges replace your tooth roots, the bone is better preserved.
  • Dental implants integrate with the jawbone, helping keep the bone healthy and keep your restoration secure.
  • With regular bridges, gums and bone can recede, and neighbouring teeth are affected by decay.
  • Regular bridgework requires neighbouring teeth to be filed down to be replaced with a crown which is unnecessary.
  • Cement in regular bridges can wash out, encouraging bacteria to decay the teeth anchoring the bridge.
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What’s the implant-supported procedure like?

Dental implants are practically artificial tooth roots that take the form of small titanium screws that we position into the jaw.

Once our dentists complete the implant placement surgery, we will allow for a healing period of two to six months, giving the bone in the jaw enough time to grow around and fuse with the dental implant.

During the osseointegration period, we will supply you with temporary teeth that can be worn over the implant site while waiting for the implant site to be strong enough to hold your bridgework.

A second procedure is often necessary. 

Here, we will uncover the implant and attach the extensions or abutments, which are small metal posts that will serve as the foundation for your new teeth to be placed.

 Again, the gums will need to be given time to heal before we position the final restoration.

In some cases, the implant surgery can be completed in just one step, but these use different methods.

For example, with All on 4 (a hybrid implant denture), we can implant everything on the same day, hence the name; Same Day Teeth.

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What’s the implant-supported procedure like?

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that the world of implantology, missing tooth replacement, and restorative dentistry can be confusing.

With so many options, different methods, technology, and prices, it can be difficult to know where to begin, let alone which treatment will be the best for your condition.

Because with dental implants, it’s not one size fits all.

Call the Gentle Dental, or visit our East Molesey in Surrey practice to discover your best next steps, with no pressure to commit to surgery.

We’ll assess your oral state and recommend the best tooth loss treatments that consider your lifestyle and budget. We can make it happen!

Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won't regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
Deeban SkandalingamDeeban Skandalingam
12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn't speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven't guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
Pippa HarveyPippa Harvey
14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
Tilesh PTilesh P
15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants - 3 New Teeth - June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn't want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards - it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle - don't waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
Eva AugustEva August
07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc NevittMarc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
Emma BrauerEmma Brauer
08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai's priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I'm delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn't an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson
17:48 14 May 21
I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!

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