Even one missing tooth could mean serious trouble for your smile, so a prosthetic could help safeguard the function and beauty of your smile. Which is why you may benefit from a dental prosthetic known as a dental bridge. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about treating minor tooth loss with a dental bridge.
What Happens When We Lose Teeth?
The loss of your teeth could lead to serious complications for your oral health and even the function of your smile. For example, misalignment could develop as teeth begin to drift due to the gaps in your smile. Uneven smiles could impact esthetics even further, but also lead to a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The stress on your jaw joints may mean painful disorders like TMD or even bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). You could also feel embarrassed of your smile’s appearance, and could develop issues eating your favorite foods or speaking clearly. Instead of suffering with a gap, and an increased risk of further tooth loss, why not seek help from our team?
Creating Dental Bridges
A dental bridge fills the gap in your smile, so you can smile with confidence again and enjoy better oral health. The bridge addresses between one and three teeth in a row. To craft a set, we will remove structure from the teeth on either side of the gap in the smile. We then take detailed digital images of the smile and use these to design and craft a replacement set of teeth. We always offer a personalized approach to ensure optimal tooth replacement. The resulting prosthetic will contain new teeth, known as pontics, with dental crowns attached to each end. Our team also uses lifelike materials, such as ceramic, which can endure bite forces and pressure while also blending with the smile seamlessly.
Securing Your New Teeth
When the dental prosthetic is ready, we will attach the dental crowns to the abutment teeth. This secures the new one firmly in place. Your prosthetic will stay in place for about 10 to 15 years on average, and if we were to secure them with dental implants, attaching the crowns to the implant posts and preserving natural tooth structure, they could last for decades to come. If you have any questions about our dental bridges, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Prosthetic Dentistry?
We would like to help you enjoy a full smile again with a custom dental prosthetic. To learn more about our approach to replacing your missing teeth, then please schedule a consultation today by contacting Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX at (972)-530-0552. You can also find our practice at 6850 N Shiloh Rd, Suite C Garland, TX 75044.