Losing your permanent adult teeth causes pain and frustration for you. You may not be sure what to do in the wake of tooth loss. If you don’t quickly, complacency can set in, and you may find yourself just “getting by” with the effects of tooth loss for months or even years. Tooth loss doesn’t have to set you back. There are plenty of ways to address the loss of one or multiple teeth in your mouth. You can find a solution, like a dental bridge, that repairs the damage left behind by tooth loss. This is how restorative dentistry can bring your smile back.
A Dental Bridge Replaces a Series of Teeth with Lifelike Prosthetics
Dental bridges are affordable solutions for patients who have lost several teeth in sequence. Missing teeth can cause pain and an inability to easily chew and eat foods. Worse, over time, missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift. This changes your bite and creates additional wear on your healthy teeth. A dental bridge fits lifelike replacement teeth — called “pontics” — between two dental crowns. This prosthetic uses your healthy bookending teeth for stability to hold the pontics in place.
Dental Bridges Offer a Number of Positive Benefits for Patients
You have a number of options when it comes to tooth replacement, so choosing the right one is a matter of fit. Dental bridges have some unique advantages compared to other tooth-replacement options. Dental bridges are more affordable than dental implants (a more stable solution). Dental bridges also offer a more permanent fix than partial dentures, so you won’t have to continuously manage your prosthetic. Finally, a single bridge can replace one tooth, or a series of teeth.
Talk to Melrose Dental Arts About a Dental Bridge
You don’t have to let tooth loss continue to victimize you. You can regain the appearance and feel of your teeth with a dental bridge. Talk to the pros at Melrose Dental Arts about how a dental bridge can repair your smile. Make a call to the Melrose Dental Arts Vista, CA office at 760-724-9117 to make an appointment today.