Replace Missing Teeth
Tooth loss affects patients of all ages, resulting in a variety of unpleasant side effects. Even one missing tooth can have a negative impact on your confidence, while causing difficulty with chewing and speaking. By visiting with your dentist at Oasis Family Dental, you may find that a dental bridge offers you the tooth replacement solution best suited to your needs.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed – or permanently placed – prosthetic that replaces one tooth or up to three teeth in a row. This device includes a dental crown on either end that will rest permanently over your natural teeth on either side of your opening. Between these crowns is a series of pontics – or artificial teeth – that literally bridge the gap, filling the open space in your smile.
Why Is A Dental Bridge Significant?
A dental bridge provides patients with a variety of benefits, from improved function to an increased sense of confidence. Other benefits include:
- A dental bridge is fixed, meaning you will not have to deal with taking your device in and out as in the case of partial dentures
- Bridges offer a cost-effective approach to replacing your missing teeth, particularly when compared with dental implants
- We will color-match the teeth in your bridge to match your surrounding natural teeth for a beautiful finish
- You will enjoy improved function, such as the ability to speak articulately and to chew comfortably
Am I A Good Candidate?
If your missing teeth are aligned in a row, rather than scattered across your arch, you may make an excellent candidate for a dental bridge. Because the bridge relies on support from your natural teeth, you will need healthy anchor teeth – the teeth that lie on either side of the arch – for successful placement.