Use of dental bridges to restore the smile after tooth extraction or loss
Teeth that have become irreparable due to significant injury, trauma, disease, or cavities will often need to be entirely and permanently removed to avoid further issues. Once this happens, patients need to consult with their dentist to speak to them about tooth replacement options. In Austin, Texas, Dr. Christopher Naranjo of Greenbelt Dental Health provides solutions for patients, including dental bridges.
How do dental bridges work?
Dental bridges are created to replace one or several missing teeth in a row. They are fabricated from porcelain and are made with a dental crown on each side. The bridge is put in place to essentially “bridge the gap,” using surrounding teeth for support. With natural teeth remaining on each side, patients can use the bridge and restore the smile’s function, health, and appearance. Dental bridges look entirely natural, as they are custom-made for the patient to blend in with the color, shape, and size of their existing teeth. In some instances, patients who want single tooth dental bridges but don’t have surrounding teeth might consider using a dental implant on one or both sides. Dental implants can be used to anchor the bridge while also helping maintain the bone of the jaw.
Is a fixed dental bridge right for me?
Dental bridges are just one of several options available to patients in the area who are interested in restoring their smile after tooth loss or extraction. A bridge is a good alternative to a dental implant and in some cases may provide better results.
We collaborate with our patients to help them decide the best treatment for their unique situation. We offer solutions that will provide the best possible results and encourage patients to call us for a consultation visit to learn more.
At Greenbelt Dental Health in Austin, Texas, we understand how important it is to restore the smile after teeth have been extracted or lost. With the help of our team, patients can make a knowledgeable decision regarding the best replacement option for their unique and individual needs. If you are considering the dental bridge for missing teeth, call our team today at (512) 472-3565 to request an appointment with Dr. Christopher Naranjo at 1301 West 25th Street, Suite #402.