Millions of Americans are missing one or more teeth. If you’re a part of that group, you know from experience the impact that tooth loss can have on appearance and quality of life. At ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics of White Settlement, we offer high-quality dental bridges to help you enjoy a complete and fully functioning smile once again. If you’d like to learn more about this tooth-replacement solution, continue reading or call our office to speak directly with a member of our team!
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that’s custom-made from high-quality materials like ceramic and porcelain. Since the materials are color-matched to your tooth enamel, the restoration blends seamlessly with your remaining teeth, giving you a smile that looks just like your old one! Once it’s in place, no one will be able to tell that you have a dental bridge.
Patients with one or more missing teeth may be a good candidate for dental bridges in White Settlement. The only requirement is to have two strong, healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. During your consultation, we’ll conduct an oral examination to determine whether or not you qualify for this method of tooth replacement.
The first step on your journey towards a complete smile is a consultation with our team at ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics of White Settlement. We’ll evaluate your oral health, review your medical history, and ask about your goals to help us determine which type of dental bridge is right for you. Based on our findings, we’ll recommend one of the following options:
Whenever you cruise across a bridge over the water, you're being supported by the same principles that hold a dental bridge. Crowned teeth on either side of a space are called abutments. They support an artificial tooth, called a pontic. While a bridge lasts for many years, sometimes the strain of supporting one or more missing teeth can cause the abutments themselves to weaken and may lead to more missing teeth.
In many cases, dental implants offer a better alternative by eliminating most of the load-bearing strain you see in traditional abutments. When carefully placed in the bone, an implant mimics the root of a tooth. They bear the load that the natural teeth used to hold, sparing the neighboring teeth from excessive forces. In some cases, two implants may be used to build a bridge spanning from one solid titanium piece to another.
Choosing to replace your missing teeth with a dental bridge will allow you to enjoy a range of benefits, including:
Are you ready to enjoy a complete and fully functioning smile once again? Contact our office and schedule a consultation with our team today!