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How to Qualify for an Implant-Supported Bridge


An implant-supported bridge is stronger and more natural-looking then a traditional dental bridge. Your dentist can advise if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

Key takeaways:

– At least one tooth needs to be missing on a row of teeth.

– Any oral health issues such as gum disease will need to be corrected prior to the procedure.

– A dentist will need to verify the jaw bone is strong enough to support an implant supported bridge.

Keeping your smile in optimal health with regular checkups is the best way to ensure you’ll be a candidate for implant supported bridges.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.