How Does A Dental Bridge Address Tooth Loss?

In our previous blog we discussed how dental implants can help replace missing teeth. However, that isn’t the only option available for restoring smiles. In fact, we can often address minor tooth loss with a lifelike and durable solution: dental bridges. How does a dental bridge address tooth loss?

Try Our Quiz on Dental Bridges and Tooth Loss

  1. True or False: Tooth loss can lead to serious problems.
  2. True or False: The bridge will be custom-made.
  3. True or False: We can offer instructions on caring for your new prosthetic.

Answer Key

  1. True. When you lose a tooth, then the surrounding teeth can drift from position, leading to misalignment. An uneven smile can mean a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, the pressure on the jaw joints can mean a greater risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism. However, by replacing a missing tooth, we can help you enjoy a healthier and more beautiful smile.
  2. True. A dental bridge consists of the replacement tooth, also known as a pontic, with crowns attached to each end. The crowns will be placed onto the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. We can sue one to replace between one and three teeth in a row. We will use ceramic to create the pontics and crowns, ensuring the teeth have a natural appearance that blends with your smile.
  3. True. You should brush your prosthetic, as well as your teeth, twice a day. You also need to floss on either side of your teeth and clean the gap between the top pf your gums and the bottom of your bridge, where food particles can accumulate. If you have any questions or concerns about replacing your lost teeth with a dental bridge, then please contact our office today. We’re ready to help you enjoy a full and functional smile!

Do You Need a Dental Prosthetic?

We can help patients with missing teeth enjoy a full and beautiful smile once again! You can schedule an appointment with Munilla Dental in Southlake, TX by calling 817-379-1200.