Will A Dental Bridge Improve Your Smile?

smileblondebobHave you heard about bridges but you are not quite sure whether they will help you improve your current smile that you are dealing with in the wake of tooth loss? If so, you may wish to investigate the details of this prosthetic that can greatly improve your daily life and your appearance if you are missing one tooth or up to three teeth next to one another. In addition to becoming familiar with how they work, we also encourage you to learn more about the many benefits of dental bridges to help you find a tooth replacement solution best fitted to your needs. Ready to learn more? Read ahead:

About Your Tooth Loss

A dental bridge may help improve your tooth loss if you are missing teeth according to one of the following:

  • One tooth
  • Two teeth next to one another
  • Three teeth in a row

Patients missing more teeth or teeth spread across an arch may wish to examine partial dentures for a better solution to their replacement needs.

Dental Bridge Basics

A bridge is a series of connected artificial teeth that we will color-match to your surrounding smile. It works like this:

  • On either end is a dental crown
  • Between the crowns are pontics – another type of artificial teeth
  • On either side of the open space in your smile is one of your natural teeth, called an anchor tooth – we will cement the end crowns on the bridge over these teeth for support

Bridge Benefits

Wondering if a bridge will improve your smile and your life? Consider the following advantages:

  • A dental bridge will close the open space in your smile, preventing remaining teeth from repositioning themselves toward the opening, which can result in misalignment
  • A bridge will allow you to enjoy eating again, since chewing will be successful and comfortable rather than difficult
  • You may find it easier to enunciate your words and speak without a challenge
  • Your smile will look complete and beautiful

ABOUT YOUR FT. WORTH, TX, DENTIST:

Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly-skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.