Losing just a single tooth, no matter which one it is, can lead to various daily struggles, such as a limited diet and unclear speech. Unfortunately, permanent teeth don’t grow back, so once there’s a gap in your smile, it’s there for good – unless, however, you seek help from a trusted dental professional! The prosthodontists at Premier Dental can replace your missing tooth or multiple missing teeth with a natural-looking dental bridge. Contact us today if you’re bothered by an incomplete grin.
The same materials involved with making single crowns can be used to create dental bridges. Making a bridge involves combining a pair of dental crowns with prosthetic teeth called pontics. Once the crowns have been anchored to your natural teeth (or to dental implants in certain cases), the pontics can completely fill in the empty space and act as your new teeth.
It’s not always obvious which kind of dental bridge you should get, but that’s why the experts at Premier Dental are here to help. We can take a look at your mouth and review your oral health history before recommending either a traditional bridge or one supported by implants. Both have benefits worth considering, so it’s important to choose the one that’s the best fit for your smile.
Traditional bridges use your natural teeth for support, which means adjustments have to be made to your enamel before they can be placed. An ideal candidate for a traditional dental bridge will be missing at least one tooth and will have strong natural teeth on either side of the space that needs to be filled.
With an implant bridge, your prosthetic teeth will be attached to titanium posts that have permanently fused with your jawbone. Dental implants have many advantages over traditional tooth replacement options. You may be able to get an implant bridge if you’re missing multiple teeth and have a healthy jawbone.
While you could simply choose not to replace your missing teeth, this decision is not without its consequences. On the other hand, replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge comes with many important benefits: