Dealing with tooth loss often leaves patients with various emotions. Some patients may feel discomfort due to a decayed tooth that needs to be removed, while others may be upset and struggling to come to terms with the situation at hand. We are sympathetic to what our patients are experiencing and are here to help in any way we can. One of the best ways we can help is by making a recommendation for a tooth replacement option. Replacing the tooth as soon as possible will help prevent changes to your bite and other problems. While we offer many tooth replacement options, there is one that can restore one tooth or multiple teeth at once. Read on to learn more about a dental bridge and why we may recommend this treatment.
Navigating tooth loss can be extremely challenging, but we never want a patient to feel alone in their journey. We are here to help patients choose the right tooth replacement option for their needs. One option in particular is common among patients because it can be used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth structure that is used to fill in a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted by a dentist, have experienced severe trauma, or are affected by severe decay. It is an appliance that usually has a crown on both sides and one or more prosthetic teeth in the middle and is attached, or anchored, to the natural teeth on either side.
A dental bridge is a wonderful treatment plan because not only does it restore the function of the tooth, but it also blends in with the surrounding teeth, giving a natural appearance. Since it is fixed permanently in the mouth, it restores the function of the teeth, allowing patients to chew properly and eat foods they may have had to avoid. It also helps keep the teeth from shifting out of place and helps maintain the shape of your face.
If you are interested in learning more about a dental bridge for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact our office located in Montgomery, AL to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!