Is your smile missing a few of your teeth? Are you searching for a way to make your smile whole once more? If you answered yes, a dental bridge might be the restoration you’ve been looking for. If it is taken care of properly, a dental bridge can be a permanent prosthetic device.
If you have lost one or more teeth, you likely have gaps in your smile as a result. It can be important to your dental health to address the space these teeth can leave behind as your remaining teeth may start shifting, sliding or rotating, which can result in a misaligned bite. If the misalignment isn’t treated, you may develop serious conditions like a TMJ disorder or gingivitis.
With a dental bridge restoration, the fabricated teeth, called pontic teeth, are attached to crowns on the neighboring teeth, or the abutment teeth. These abutment teeth serve as anchors to the dental restoration. Dental bridges are custom-made for your smile and may require an impression of your mouth to help the restoration look as natural as possible. Once the prosthetic device is completed, it can be cemented into place to complete your smile.
If you would like to make an appointment with our dentists for a consultation or to get more information about dental bridges, please call Acre Wood Dental at 254 227-5082 today. We are proud to help those living in and around the Waco, Texas, area.