Restore Your Smile with a Dental Bridge
Your teeth play a crucial part in your everyday life, from speaking and chewing to maintaining proper alignment for your facial appearance and smile. As you grow older, having tooth loss is not something you must merely accept. If tooth loss does occur, in order to maintain proper function of your mouth, you will likely need to explore your options.
At Redemption Dental Frisco, a bridge is used to replace missing teeth. It attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth. Some bridge applications are permanent (fixed), and some are removable.
Dental Bridge/Fixed Partial Denture
A bridge is a device used to fill a gap where a tooth or multiple teeth are absent.
Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental professional. A removable bridge (partial plate) can be taken out and cleaned; however, it does not offer the same levels of stability as a dental bridge or fixed partial denture can offer.
A Fixed Bridge
A fixed bridge is achieved by placing a crown on abutment (adjacent) teeth with bonding. Bonding allows connecting the artificial teeth to the abutment teeth. A removable bridge is attached to abutment teeth using metal clasps and with precision-aligning attachments.
Having a fixed bridge installed is a great step toward positive dental health and restoring your overall appearance and feeling in your mouth. Many daily functions become troublesome and often very difficult with missing teeth. Having a missing tooth can make you feel limited in your food options.
Do I Need a Dental Bridge?
Your mouth function, oral health, and appearance are important reasons for being fitted for and wearing a bridge. A properly-fitted bridge will support your lips and cheeks and maintain the appearance you are accustomed to and desire. The loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to sink in or even cause you to look older.