There’s something about a great smile. We can’t help but smile back when we see one. As we age, we are more likely to lose one or more teeth due to natural degeneration of the bone structure. Also, if we play high-contact sports without wearing a mouth guard, we can lose one or more teeth.
Dental bridges function to close gaps created by missing teeth. A typical dental bridge has two crowns placed on either side of the missing tooth. They may be placed on real teeth or dental implants. An artificial tooth called a pontic is used to replace the missing tooth. Materials for dental bridges may be made out of
Your dentist may suggest a dental bridge to replace any missing teeth in your mouth, even back teeth. A bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis that fills, or “bridges,” a gap that is made by missing teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap are called the abutment teeth, or anchoring teeth. These teeth will hold
Many adults will lose one or more teeth in their lifetime. The gap in your smile leaves you with options – should you get a bridge? Dentures? Nothing at all? Or perhaps a dental implant! There’s a lot to know about getting an implant. Doing some research before a consultation with your dentist can help
It’s no secret that having tooth decay or missing teeth can seriously lower your confidence and self-esteem. You would give just about anything to have your teeth back, to restore your beautiful smile. A healthy, radiant smile can improve your appearance, self-esteem, and relationships, both personal and professional. Your dentist can provide many options for