Can A Bridge Absorb Bite Pressure?

When you lose even one tooth, you can experience more difficulties than you initially realize. One difficulty is a compromised bite function. When you are no longer able to bite and chew in a way that feels natural and comfortable, several issues can arise. One is that you may find it hard to bite and chew certain foods, which over time can lead to your diet becoming less varied. Issues with your dental function can also lead to unwelcome problems with jaw pain and stiffness, and mounting stress that contributes to your teeth grinding risk. You also have to worry about a visible gap in your smile that hurts your appearance. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we can take care of you if you are ready to find a permanent solution for tooth loss. With a custom dental bridge, we can restore your smile, and we can give you a permanent prosthetic that helps you regain a more natural bite!

How A Dental Bridge Restores Your Full Smile

A dental bridge is a restoration that consists of two dental crowns and at least one pontic (replacement tooth). When put in place, it can restore a person’s smile by addressing the loss of one tooth, or the loss of several adjacent teeth. Oral surgery is not needed to place a bridge. When the pair of crowns at each side of your pontic (or pontics) are affixed to teeth, the restoration will remain secure enough to provide meaningful stability and security. In addition to making you more comfortable with your appearance, this restoration can help you bite, chew, and speak in a more natural way.

Receiving A Custom Bridge

Your bridge will be personally made for you, with care taken to make sure it fits securely and matches the color of surrounding teeth. Your dentist will carefully set it in place by capping the teeth at either side of your gap. Once this is done, the restoration will be a permanent fixture, one that helps you bite, chew, and speak the way you used to!

What Else Can I Do If I Want To Address Tooth Loss?

Implant dentistry enables us to permanently secure restorations without modifying neighboring teeth. The implant acts like an artificial root for your restoration, holding it in position so that you can count on it to provide meaningful bite support. It also supports the health of your jaw by stimulating surrounding bone tissue to prevent its deterioration over time.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Receiving A Dental Bridge

At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, we are ready to take care of your full smile if you are dealing with tooth loss. To learn more about treatment with a dental bridge, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.