A missing tooth can make you feel embarrassed, particularly if it is in the front of your mouth. At Tri-City Dental Care, we offer multiple ways to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge is an excellent solution for tooth replacement and may be just the thing you need to get your smile glowing again.
Missing teeth can effect more than just your appearance. You may be avoiding certain foods because they irritate the soft tissue where the teeth are missing or you may not be able to chew effectively. The remaining teeth around a space typically shift over time, which leads to additional problems. Porcelain bridges can restore your ability to eat the foods you enjoy while improving your smile and preserving your other teeth.
A BETTER BRIDGE
Aesthetically speaking, well-constructed dental bridges are a beautiful way to replace missing teeth. More stable than a partial denture, bridges look and feel like natural teeth. The bridge itself is comprised of porcelain crowns on opposite ends with an attached porcelain piece in the middle made to look like the teeth it is replacing. The two natural teeth (abutments) that will support the bridge are prepared in the same way as individual porcelain crowns. The dental bridge is slipped onto the abutments and cemented in place. Unlike partial dentures, a bridge remains in place without the need to be removed. There are also situations where a dental bridge can be supported by dental implants instead of natural teeth. We can discuss which solution is best based on your specific needs.
The number of missing teeth and the condition of the abutment teeth have a significant impact on how the bridge is constructed. At Tri-City Dental Care, we have the expertise to ensure that your bridge is constructed in the best way possible. Not only do we want to provide you with a bridge that looks natural, we want you to know how to properly maintain it for many years to come. We will walk you through the proper way to care for your new bridge. It does not take much extra effort, but good oral hygiene is critical in preserving the integrity of your porcelain bridge.
Call us at Tri-City Dental Care to find out if a dental bridge is the right solution to your missing teeth issue. Your brightest smile is waiting for you!