Whether it relates to advanced gum disease, a sports injury, or a planned extraction, losing a tooth is a difficult experience to go through. It can be uncomfortable or painful to chew and if there is a gap in your teeth, you could feel embarrassed or too self-conscious to smile. It's a good idea to focus on replacement solutions if you have lost a tooth. Luckily, dentistry offers several ways to replace missing teeth. One solution for missing teeth that is recommended often is dental bridges.
Replacing Missing Teeth with a Dental Bridge
A bridge is a prosthetic used to replace one or two missing teeth in a row. A dental bridge is customized for your specific smile. When it's in place, it restores function, health, and aesthetics. Dental crowns are placed on teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile to create a bridge. Then, an artificial tooth called a pontic is suspended between them. With a dental bridge, you can chew and smile comfortably again and with confidence. Placing an artificial tooth in the gap helps prevent the shifting of surrounding teeth that often leads to bite problems, teeth grinding, and TMJ disorders.
Although there are oral health issues relating to missing teeth, your biggest concern is more than likely how noticeable the gap in your smile is. When a dentist designs your bridge, they consider aesthetics and customize it to look natural and realistic. Bridges that are all-porcelain look realistic because they are like the appearance of tooth enamel. Since they are matched to the color of your natural teeth, a bridge will blend well. The result of a dental bridge is a comfortable function, improved oral health, and a smile that you are confident to show to others.
Dental Blog | Wausau, WI | Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry Dr. David Wanserski, DDS, from Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, has created this informative blog to help educate the community. Learn more. Wanserski Dental Center for Complex Dentistry, 550 N. 17th Ave. Wausau, WI 54401 ~ (715) 848-2435 ~ wanserskidental.com ~ 12/4/2023 ~ Key Phrases: Prosthodontist Wausau WI ~