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Do You Need A Dental Bridge?

Do You Need A Dental Bridge?

Posted by ONE HEALTH DENTAL on Jun 20 2022, 06:54 PM

Do You Need A Dental Bridge?

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Thanks to the advancements in dentistry, replacing one or all missing teeth with natural-looking replacements is now easier and more affordable than ever, with numerous options available. One among them is dental bridges. A dental bridge is recommended by your Dallas Dentist if you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth. 

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge, also known as a fixed bridge, is a dental prosthetic that replaces one missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row. The bridge of teeth is anchored in place by abutments, which are placed on the teeth surrounding the gap.

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

Dental bridges are an excellent long-term solution for those missing one or more teeth. They are custom-made to fit comfortably, appear natural, restore chewing and speaking abilities, and prevent remaining teeth from shifting.

Some patients consider their dental bridge to be one of the most beneficial dental procedures they have ever received. This is because it can restore their dental health and appearance in just a single office visit.

A dental bridge can restore the appearance and function of a patient's smile in two ways:

  1. The dental bridge is permanently affixed to the neighboring teeth with crowns, so it creates a natural appearance that blends in with the rest of the patient's smile.
  2. A dental bridge fills in the gap that was previously in the mouth, so teeth do not have to be shifted around to fill in that gap.

Who needs a dental bridge?

While a bridge may sound like a simple solution, it is not always the best option for everyone. Here are some things to consider:

  • Are you missing several teeth at once?
  • Are the adjacent teeth healthy enough to provide support?
  • Do you have good oral hygiene habits? Are you willing to commit to regular checkups?

Many patients who have lost one to three consecutive teeth might benefit from dental bridge treatment. Before starting the treatment, it is important to ensure that the patient's general and dental health are good. Gum disease can make the long-term advantages of bridge therapy more difficult to achieve. If a patient has gum disease, the Dentist in Dallas, TX, will treat it first before proceeding with bridge fabrication.

Because a bridge must be properly attached, it is vital to have healthy and strong natural teeth on both sides of the bridge. If you choose an implant-supported bridge, your Dentist in Dallas will do a complete evaluation to make sure you have enough bone density to accept the little implant posts and support the bridge.

Is a dental bridge worth it?

Dental bridges are beneficial appliances that can literally transform your smile. If you have missing teeth, a bridge can fill the gaps left behind. It can also help to maintain the shape of your face, as well as the integrity of your bite.

A bridge will be custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly. It will be constructed of artificial teeth, with crowns on either side. These teeth will be bonded onto your natural teeth on either side, called abutment teeth. The crowns will fit over the abutment teeth, holding the bridge firmly in place.

Wish to schedule your appointment with the Dentist in Dallas for any dental procedures? Visit our Dallas dentist at One Health Dental, located at 4801 S Buckner Blvd Suite 800, Dallas, TX 75227, or book your consultation today by calling us at (214) 275-4808.

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