Using dental bridges to replace missing teeth
Missing teeth can be a significant issue when it comes to your smile. Not only can they make you self-conscious about the appearance of the smile, but they can also lead to other dental concerns such as shifting teeth and poor speaking efficiency. If you are missing a tooth, you may want to consider using a fixed dental bridge. It is a great way to restore the appearance and function of your smile. Drs. Sina Reangber and Scott Koo and the team at Lifetime Smiles in Haymarket and Gainesville, Virginia, discuss with patients how fixed dental bridges work and how they can help replace missing teeth.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. It is made up of two crowns fixed on the teeth on either side of the space and a pontic or artificial tooth attached in the middle. The pontic replaces the missing tooth and helps to keep your smile looking its best. The bridge replaces the missing tooth and is not a removable option.
How does a dental bridge work?
The dental bridge works by using the two surrounding teeth as anchors. The crowns are placed on these teeth, and then the artificial tooth is attached in the middle. That helps to keep the bridge in place and gives it stability. The dental bridge will help restore the appearance and function of your smile.
How do I find out more about dental bridges?
Dr. Sina Reangber and Scott Koo and the Lifetime Smiles team help patients in Haymarket and Gainesville, VA, find out the best tooth replacement options. If you are considering a fixed dental bridge or other alternatives such as a dental implant or dentures, connect with our team by calling (571) 248-7389. We can evaluate your current needs and make an educated decision on how to proceed with replacing one or more teeth in your smile. Our clinic is conveniently located at 5391 Merchants View Square and is available for new and existing patients and families of the practice. We proudly offer family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry for patients in our community.
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.