Close the Gap in Your Smile with a Bridge
People can lose teeth for many different reasons, and in many cases, addressing those common causes can help prevent tooth loss from ever occurring. However, when it does occur, the most important thing you can do for your smile is to replace the lost tooth as soon as possible, before its loss can impact other areas of your oral health. For many patients, a dental bridge is the best way to prevent those impacts while effectively rebuilding your smile’s appearance and your overall bite function. Comprised of a highly lifelike replacement tooth (pontic) and equally lifelike crowns supporting it, a bridge can fit perfectly into the gap in your smile to fully restore it.
Traditional and Implant-Supported Bridges
Traditional dental bridges are supported by a pair of crowns that are bonded to the healthy teeth (known as abutment teeth) adjacent to your lost one. This provides a stable and supportive base for your bridge to remain sturdy as you bite and chew with it. For some patients, however, we may suggest supporting a dental crown or bridge with dental implants to replace a lost tooth or several adjacent teeth. Dental implants are small posts that mimic your lost teeth roots, offering the support that your healthy, natural teeth enjoy without having to modify any other teeth for support.
Fill in Your Smile Before It’s Too Late
With a custom-designed dental bridge, you can replace your lost tooth and restore your smile to reduce your risks of losing more teeth. For more information, schedule a visit with us by calling Cederberg Dental in Dallas, TX, today at 214-348-7090. We also proudly serve patients who live in Lake Highlands, Plano, Rockwall, Carrollton, Grand Prairie, and all surrounding communities.