Using A Dental Bridge To Regain Your Smile

If you have lost a tooth, it can be hard not to lose confidence in your smile. Beyond creating a problem with your appearance, your condition can make you more vulnerable to issues with dental function and health, leading to frustration as time passes and your smile and well-being remain vulnerable to new issues. Fortunately, the right approach to prosthetic dental work can have many welcome benefits. Your Ankeny, IA dentist can talk to you about having a dental bridge put in place to correct problems with your incomplete smile. With your permanent restoration, we can improve your appearance, and we can provide important bite support.

Using A Dental Bridge To Close An Incomplete Smile

By putting a dental bridge in position to close your smile gap, we can give you back your confidence in the way you look. Its presence will give your smile back its appearance before tooth loss, which can help you look younger and generally more attractive. You can also depend on it to contribute when you need to apply pressure while biting and chewing. In other words, its presence can benefit you in many important ways!

How Does A Bridge Remain In Place?

A dental bridge can remain in place permanently, but no oral surgery is required to keep it in position. What we do instead is use the pair of dental crowns at the ends of your appliance to cap teeth that surround a gap. The pontic or pontics (replacement teeth) in between the crowns will take up the empty space in your smile. This arrangement is secure enough to provide lasting value even as you rely on your appliance for bite support.

Maintaining Your Smile After Your Prosthetic Treatment

Whether you opt to receive a dental bridge or meet with your dentist to discuss implant dentistry, you can look forward to lasting results from treatment. At your regular dental checkups, we can look after a prosthetic restoration and make sure that it remains healthy, just as we can check on the condition of your natural teeth. Your typical oral health routine can help you keep your restored smile in good condition, and we can answer any questions that you may have about how you can keep a bridge or implant-held appliance safe.

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

Through the placement of a dental bridge, we can help you show off a better and more attractive smile. This permanent response to tooth loss can give you more support for your bite function as well as your appearance, leading to welcome overall improvements. If you have questions about this or any other service that we can provide, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.