Missing any number of teeth greatly affects the health and appearance of your smile. At Sunrise Dental Studio, we offer the best full tooth restorations procedures that can replace not only one but multiple missing teeth all at once. For the residents of Pasadena, Maryland, and other surrounding cities that are missing two or more teeth, we urge you to continue reading to learn more about the astonishing restorative piece known as dental bridges.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Exactly as it sounds, a dental bridge is a span of several teeth that cross a gap between 2 strong, natural teeth. Some might not be worried about the effects missing teeth would have on the appearance of your smile, but restoring your teeth with a dental bridge will help you regain the use of your teeth to their fullest potential.
Each artificial tooth that makes up the dental bridge is created to perfectly match your natural teeth in shape, size, and shade (tooth color). Once the dental bridge is placed, no one will be able to tell the difference between the restoration and your natural teeth.
Why Dental Bridges?
After the loss of one or more teeth, the existing natural teeth start to drift and fall out of their natural alignment; this creates a domino effect to all other oral issues. When our teeth are out of alignment, we risk chipped teeth, bone and gum loss, and jaw issues. Many of these risks can be prevented with a dental bridge being placed as soon as possible.
There are two main types of dental bridges. There are natural tooth supported bridge and implant supported bridge. The type of bridge depends on how many teeth you are missing and location of the missing teeth.
The natural tooth supported dental bridge consists of two stable teeth with one or more missing teeth in between. The two stable teeth are prepared to hold a crown which will be attached to a fake tooth (pontic). The pontic fills in the space of the missing teeth. The dental bridge is cemented permanently.
An implant supported dental bridge is placed permanently into your mouth through the use of two dental implants. Implants are titanium metal posts surgically placed into your jaw bone underneath the gum tissue. The implants will act as the new tooth roots for the bridge and prevent any movement or shifting of the bridge. With this choice of a bridge, surgery and a 4-month healing period are needed before the restoration can be placed.
Regardless of the type chosen, each dental bridge coming from Sunrise Dental Studio is guaranteed to be a beautiful and perfectly fitting restoration. Knowing what treatments to choose for your exact smile and situation can be rough, but no need to worry because we are here to help! If you are unsure of what dental solution is best for you or have questions on dental bridges, please contact our Pasadena dental office to set up a consultation with our dental professionals. It’s important to us that you receive the best care possible. We look forward to hearing from you!