Dental bridges are a great option to consider when you need dental restoration for neighboring teeth. A tooth bridge treatment fills in the gaps in your smile, using nearby teeth or dental implants to anchor the restorations. Our team at Lisle Family Dentistry offers top-of-the-line dental bridge treatments, and other types of dental restorations, with a personalized dental care plan to help you create the ideal smile.
Several elements work together when a dental bridge is designed. First, you must have a way to anchor the bridge using healthy neighboring teeth or an implant secured in the jawbone. When implants are used, an abutment is placed on the top of each implant. Finally, the bridge is the visible part that replaces the missing teeth.
Both neighboring teeth and dental implants can provide the strong foundation necessary for long-lasting bridge restorations. Our dental team will complete a full evaluation to determine the ideal dental bridge treatment based on your unique needs.
Not only is our goal to improve the appearance of your smile using dental bridges. But these bridge restorations also help to restore function as well. A properly placed dental bridge is effective in helping you eat, talk, and smile in the same way you would with natural teeth.
Is a dental tooth bridge right for you? Here are a few of the benefits you can expect if you choose a bridge for your dental restoration:
Not only do missing teeth affect the appearance of your smile. But these gaps often lead to other dental complications. For example, the healthy nearby teeth can start shifting, creating a domino effect of problems.
When dental bridges or other restorations are used, all of the surrounding teeth are held in the correct position, minimizing damage and complications. Dental bridges offer an effective way to protect your remaining teeth and maintain a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.
Since a bridge replaces missing teeth, you’ll experience an improvement in function. Patients are happy to have normal functioning teeth for eating and talking once again.
It is crucial to maintain good oral health to prolong the lifespan of your dental bridge. Regular brushing and flossing minimize dental decay and gum disease, which also protects your restorations.
Every patient is unique, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for dental restorations. The recommendation is based on the number of teeth missing, as well as the health of nearby teeth that will be the bridge anchor.