When you lose one or more teeth, then you can develop serious complications, from a higher risk of misalignment to the potential onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism. Fortunately, we can help correct the issue with a dental bridge. How does a bridge replace missing teeth?
Try Our Quiz on Dental Bridges
- True or False: The prosthetic will be custom-made.
- True or False: We create them using lifelike materials.
- True or False: We can support them with dental implants.
- True or False: You can take steps to keep your new teeth strong.
- True. We will begin by preparing the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, removing a small amount of tooth structure. We will then take detailed impressions, which will be used at a dental lab to design and then fabricate the bridge. The completed prosthetic will consist of the pontics, also known as replacement teeth, with crowns attach to each end. We then attach the crowns to the prepared teeth, anchoring the prosthetic in place.
- True. We often use either ceramic or zironcia to create the crowns and pontics. Both materials are very strong and contain stain-resistant properties. We can also shade them to blend with your smile, ensuring no one will be able to tell you have a dental prosthetic.
- True. For greater security and to preserve tooth structure, we can instead secure the prosthetic with dental implants. Not only will they last longer and provide greater security, but the dental implants can stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue.
- True. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss each night before you go to sleep. You should also be sure to clean the space between the top of your gums and the bottom of the prosthetic, where food can sometimes become trapped. If you have any questions about dental bridges, then contact our team today.
DO YOU NEED A BRIDGE?
We can provide a custom-made solution to minor tooth loss. To schedule a visit with Dr. Barbour, contact Barbour Dental in Kahoka, MO, today at 660-727-4746 (GRIN).