We know how even minor tooth loss can impact a smile’s health and beauty. In order to address missing teeth and prevent these negative impacts, we may create and place a custom-made dental bridge. When should you see your Garland, TX, dentist to discuss tooth replacement? Let’s talk about preserving and restoring smiles in today’s blog.
When Should I Receive One?
A dental bridge is the perfect choice to address minor tooth loss, usually between one tooth or up to three in a row. The prosthetic itself will contain your new teeth, usually referred to as pontics, with a crown attached to each. The crowns will be placed onto the natural teeth on either side of the gap in the smile, which helps secure the pontics firmly in place. With proper care and attention, they usually last between 10 and 15 years before requiring adjustment or replacement. You will again be able to speak clearly, enjoy your favorite foods, and smile without embarrassment!
Creating Your Prosthetic
First, we need to assess the severity of your tooth loss, as well as the overall health of your smile. If a bridge is the best choice, our team will administer a local anesthetic and then we will need to remove structure from the teeth on each side of the gaps in the smile. Next, we take detailed impressions of the teeth, which will be used in a dental lab to create your final dental bridge. In the meantime, a temporary is placed and you will return home, coming back to the office in about one to two weeks. When you return, the final bridge is placed onto the prepared teeth. You leave the office again, but this time with your final dental prosthetic, and a whole and healthy smile.
A Lifelike Appearance
We often create the prosthetics from ceramic, a strong material that contains stain-resistant properties and that can absorb common bite forces and pressure. Ceramic is also translucent like tooth enamel, and can be shaded to match the color of your teeth. Once in place, no one if going to be able to tell that you have a prosthetic, instead your smile will simply look bright and natural. If you have any questions about tooth loss, or if you want to see us to discuss solutions for your missing teeth, then contact team today. Don’t let tooth loss lead to problems for your smile’s health and beauty!
DOES YOUR SMILE NEED A PROSTHETIC?
If you’ve had questions about missing teeth, or about possible replacement options, then we can help. To find out more about dental bridges, then schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.