Missing and damaged teeth can cause a host of problems. Chewing may become difficult, and speech can easily be disrupted. Existing teeth can begin to drift out of position and could negatively impact your bite alignment and jaw joint function. If you’re missing one or more teeth, our dentists may recommend bridgework. You have options, and we will explain each one in detail to help you make the right decision for your oral health and happiness. Schedule a consultation to learn more about your tooth replacement options.
Dental bridges in Coppell are custom-designed replacement teeth that can be crafted from porcelain or ceramic to bridge a gap in an arch left by one or more consecutive missing teeth. These restorations are comprised of two main parts: dental crowns and free-standing replacement teeth called pontics. The crowns are fused to either side of the pontics and help anchor the prosthetic in place.
There are two types of dental bridges that you can choose from based on which ones you’re a good candidate for. Our team at Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics will walk you through both procedures and discuss your goals with you, helping you choose the option that will best match your needs.
Traditional dental bridges are anchored to the mouth using the two existing teeth located on either side of the gap in your smile. They’ll be prepared to fit the crowns of your bridge, then your dentist in Coppell will cement the prosthetic in place.
Instead of needing to alter your healthy, existing teeth, we can also secure a dental bridge within the mouth using dental implants. These are titanium posts that have been surgically inserted below the gumline and into the jawbone to provide a strong and stable foundation for your restoration to be attached to.
Regardless of whether you receive a traditional or implant dental bridge, you’ll be able to enjoy countless benefits from having a full and functional smile again. Some of these include:
Easy maintenance that only requires routine brushing and flossing, just like you would with your natural teeth.