A traditional dental bridge is anchored on each side to a natural tooth, meaning the enamel will need to be filed down so that a crown
can be placed over them. Therefore, a patient must have enough healthy teeth to support it. If those teeth are decayed, loose, or the patient has gum disease or bone loss, anchoring the dental bridge to them would cause the bridge to fail prematurely.
On the other hand, an implant-supported bridge does not need to be supported by natural teeth. Instead, Dr. Moeti
will install dental implants to support the bridge on each side.
Implant-supported bridges are the go-to for patients who don't have enough healthy teeth to support partial dentures or traditional bridges.