Answering Questions You Might Have About Dental Bridges
Posted May 15, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Securing a dental prosthetic after losing a tooth is important if you want to avoid oral health complications. Your day to day life can be affected by tooth loss – it can be harder to bite and chew, and you could develop jaw problems that lead to frequent feelings of discomfort. In the long term, an unaddressed gap can lead to the loss of more teeth. Your dentist can supply you with a dental bridge that acts to permanently occupy the space that used to house your now-lost tooth. Through the use of dental crowns, the bridge stays in place firmly enough to be used in biting and chewing tasks. A bridge is one of many prosthetic options that can benefit you. You can also use a dental implant to permanently hold a replacement tooth, and you can rely on dentures if you need many teeth replaced.
Your bridge consists of two crowns and a pontic (the replacement tooth – some bridges will consist of two or three pontics, to replace multiple teeth). When the crowns are attached to neighboring teeth, they act as anchors that lock your pontic (or pontics) in place.
A dental bridge can be made with life-like materials, so the bridge, after it is placed, will help your smile look natural and complete.
You can count on your bridge to stay firmly in place, which means you can trust it when you need to bite and chew. Because it exhibits a life-like appearance, you can also smile with confidence.
If you are ready to have your complete smile back, talk to your dentist about receiving a dental bridge. You can count on Wager-Evans Dental to provide you with a life-like restoration that gives you back your complete smile, and your confidence in biting and chewing like normal. Located in Reno, NV, the team at Wager-Evans Dental are proud to welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all neighboring communities. To schedule a consultation, or set your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.