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Placing Your Custom Dental Bridge

dallas dental bridgeWhen you lose most or all of your teeth, you need a set of partial or full dentures. When you lose one or a few teeth? In these situations, we can design and fabricate a custom bridge, ensuring you enjoy a full smile again. At your Dallas, TX, dental practice, our team can take on minor tooth loss with a natural-looking dental bridge.

The Causes and Risks of Minor Tooth Loss

As we mentioned above, this is a dental prosthetic that addresses more minor cases of tooth loss to not only fill the exposed gap in your smile, but to also protect you from the major oral health complications that can arise due to tooth loss. You could lose natural teeth to factors like tooth decay or infection, or even an injury to your smile. Periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease, is the most common cause. When you lose teeth, this could limit your meal options, cause embarrassment, and even impact how clearly you speak. In addition, teeth could shift to create misalignment and with it, a higher risk of tooth decay and periodontal concerns. Missing teeth could also strain your jaw and lead to complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). But with a dental bridge, we can help!

Creating a Dental Prosthetic

Our team will start by numbing the teeth on each side of the gap, which are referred to as abutment teeth. We then remove structure from these teeth and take detailed digital images of them from multiple angles. In a dental lab, we will use the images and measurements to design and craft a bridge, a prosthetic that contains new teeth with crowns attached to one or both ends. Our team will craft them from materials like ceramic, which can endure daily bite forces and pressures, and also be color matched to blend with your smile seamlessly.

Attaching Your New Teeth

When your dental prosthetic is ready, our team will check the fit and if necessary, make final adjustments before we attach the crowns to the abutment teeth with a powerful bonding agent. Your new teeth are now secured in place for as long as 10 to 15 years in some cases. Daily care, such as brushing and flossing, can help ensure they last for years to come. If you have any questions about dental bridges, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Your Dallas, TX Dentist About Restorative Dentistry

Our team is ready to secure a lifelike and strong dental bridge. If you would like to find out more about restorative dentistry, then reach out to our Dallas, TX, dental office today at (214) 343-1818.