How Bridges Offer A Full Smile

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Dentures are an excellent choice for addressing more advanced cases of tooth loss. But what if you have a more minor case, such as one to three missing teeth in a row? In these situations, we can help with a custom prosthetic! At our helpful local Gainesville, TX dental office, we can craft and secure custom and lifelike dental bridges.

The Importance of Treating Tooth Loss

Even minor tooth loss, such as a single missing tooth, requires attention from your dentist. The gap could be a source of embarrassment, but also causes nearby teeth to drift, creating misalignment that changes your smile’s appearance and increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The gap could also alter bite balance and strain your jaw joints, so you are now more vulnerable to issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). If the gap is larger, such as two to three teeth in a row, this could impact how you eat and even your speech capabilities. Don’t feel embarrassed and hide your smile from the world, talk to our team about a custom and lifelike dental prosthetic.

Dental Bridges

Our team can craft a bridge that looks good and provides durable tooth replacement. To begin, we will numb the teeth on each side of the gap in your smile. We then remove structure from these abutment teeth, and take images of them and the gap itself that we will use in a lab setting to design and craft your custom dental bridge. The finished prosthetic will have new teeth, known as pontics, with crowns on one or both ends. The ceramic we use to create them can handle daily bite forces and also be shaded to blend with your smile. We attach the crowns onto the abutment teeth to anchor your new ones firmly in place, and they can typically last about 10 to 15 years before they require replacement.

Repairing Dental Prosthetics

Our team can not only create new bridges to address your tooth loss, but we can repair older prosthetics you’ve received from other practices, so they can continue to offer quality tooth replacement and a lifelike appearance. If they no longer fit properly, we can even replace them with a new one. Our team wants to help you avoid tooth loss or the replacement of missing teeth, so reach out to our team today if you have one or more missing teeth! Let’s start summer with a full smile.

Schedule Your Prosthetic Appointment Today!

We want to help you enjoy a complete smile again with a lifelike and durable dental bridge, so you can feel confident in your appearance. If you are looking for a tooth loss solution, schedule appointments for each of you at Grand Avenue Dental in Gainesville, TX at (940) 668-9000 today!