Dental bridges are designed for patients with mild to moderate tooth loss, and can replace a single lost tooth, or up to three teeth if they’re adjacent to one another. The bridge spans the gap left in your smile by filling the space with an appropriate number of realistic replacement teeth, or pontics. The pontics and bridge are supported by dental crowns that are bonded to the teeth bordering the gap on either side.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridges
Replacing your lost tooth/teeth with a custom dental bridge will restore your bite function and the youthful appearance of your smile. Yet, modifying healthy teeth to support the bridge may leave those teeth more susceptible to damage or decay.
To reduce risks and improve the comfort of your dental bridge, we may recommend securing it on one or more dental implants. If you’ve only lost one tooth, it can be replaced with an implant and a single dental crown rather than a dental bridge. An implant-supported bridge offers the same benefits as a traditional dental bridge, but also eliminates the need to modify remaining teeth and provides stimulation that can keep your jawbone healthier for longer.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth and are ready to once again enjoy a full, healthy, and attractive smile, then find out if a custom dental bridge is right for you! Schedule a consultation with our experts by calling our Spring, TX, dentist’s office near you!