Lifelike Dental Bridges for Lost Teeth
Losing a tooth can feel like you’ve lost the battle for good dental health. However, it doesn’t have to mean the end of your healthy, beautiful smile. With a lifelike, custom-designed dental bridge, your dentist can help you regain the confidence and comfort of a full, beautiful smile. By replacing your lost tooth, a bridge also helps improve your long-term oral health and avoid issues that can develop as a result of tooth loss. That includes the increased risk of losing even more teeth in the future.
How a Bridge Is Made
A dental bridge describes a customized, lifelike replacement tooth (also known as a pontic) that fits comfortably and securely in the space between your remaining teeth. The pontic is supported by crowns on either side, which are bonded to the healthy teeth closest to the lost tooth. Both the pontic and the supportive crowns of the bridge are often made from highly customizable dental porcelain, which closely mimics the color and luminescence of your healthy, natural teeth.
What if a Bridge Isn’t Enough?
If you’ve lost more than one tooth, and they’re adjacent to each other, then you may receive a bridge that consists of more than one pontic. However, if you’ve lost several teeth that aren’t next to each other, or all of your teeth on one or both dental ridges, then you may need a more comprehensive solution. For instance, a partial denture can be made to replace your lost teeth while fitting around your remaining teeth. A full denture can rebuild an entire row of lost teeth with durable, lifelike replacements.
Fill the Gap in Your Smile with a Dental Bridge
If you’ve lost a tooth (or multiple adjacent teeth), then you may be able to rebuild your smile with a custom-designed dental bridge. To find out if a bridge is you best option, schedule a consultation by calling the 7 Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in North and South Fort Worth, Lake Worth and Benbrook, TX, and we welcome patients and their families who live in all of the surrounding DFW communities.