Replacing one or more teeth with dental bridges
When missing multiple teeth, you might be curious as to what your options are. While there are a variety of procedures designed to replace teeth, some might cost more than you can afford or might not be covered by your dental insurance. Are you considering tooth replacement options and live in the area of Aurora, Illinois? Contact Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin and his team at Total Health Dental to discuss dental bridges.
Understanding how dental bridges work
The dental bridge is a natural-looking dental appliance used to fill the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. These custom-made restorations are fabricated to look just like natural teeth, ensuring they look beautiful when completed. The bridge uses false teeth called pontics connected with dental crowns on each side. The dentist uses adjacent teeth to bond the dental bridge and restore the smile after tooth extraction or loss.
How long will my dental bridge last?
Most patients who take proper care of their dental bridges and see their dentist regularly will benefit from their dental bridges for a decade or longer. Patients must give their dental bridges the special attention they need, flossing around them and brushing carefully along the gum line. By taking the time to care for the smile each day, patients can reduce their risk of tooth loss or other complications such as tooth decay and periodontal disease over time. That, in turn, improves the chances of a healthier smile for life!
Am I a candidate for fixed dental bridges?
Dental bridges can be used for patients with good overall oral health and who have adjacent teeth to place this customized restoration. An evaluation appointment is the first step in determining candidacy for this or other tooth replacement options available at Total Health Dental. Some patients may benefit from an implant-supported bridge that uses dental implants on one or both sides.
Find out if bridges are suitable for you
If you are missing multiple teeth and are thinking about the advantages that dental bridges can provide, we welcome you to speak to our dentist in Aurora, Illinois, about the options available to them. Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin is a professional at Total Health Dental who is here to assist with general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions to improve the health, function, and appearance of patient smiles. The office is conveniently located at (630) 822-9600 and is open to new patients.
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.