Dental Implants Securing A Bridge

Replace Your Missing Tooth With A Sturdy Dental Bridge

Have you recently lost one or more of your teeth? If so, you understand the difficulty that comes with adjusting to your new condition. Tasks you may have taken for granted suddenly become complicated. Because we use our teeth to articulate speech, you can find the sound of your voice changing. Certain foods must be taken out of your diet to avoid harming the sensitive gap in your smile. You can find yourself contorting your jaw to manipulate your chewing which can lead to soreness in your facial muscles and joints. To treat and prevent further harm from losing your tooth, we could design a prosthetic solution to fill your gap and restore your bite!

At your Ankeny, IA, dental practice, we provide restorative services to replace your missing teeth and regain your quality of life! Dental bridges are a popular option for connecting a prosthetic tooth between neighboring teeth on either side of your gap. This treatment can replace one or multiple teeth in a row. By learning about the benefits of regaining your smile, you can feel secure in selecting your new prosthetic.

How Do We Lose Our Teeth?

While the goal of preventive oral care is maintaining your smile across your lifetime, losing a tooth is a relatively common possibility that can happen as we age. Sometimes tooth decay advances to a state where you no longer have enough healthy material to hold a dental filling or crown. We also see cases where we must extract teeth to treat infections after root canal therapy fails to fully remove bacteria within the tooth’s pulp chamber. Sporting accidents and other physical trauma can knock out teeth. But the most common cause of dental loss among adults is the advanced stage of gum disease. When gum infection destroys the connective tissues between your teeth and jaw, the teeth become unstable and can no longer hold securely in your smile. When any of these events occur, we will encourage you to pursue a prosthetic replacement as part of your treatment plan.

Designing And Placing Your New Bridge

When you visit our practice, we can take detailed measurements of your remaining teeth and jaw to help design a dental bridge that fits comfortably in your smile. We secure the bridge upon crowns placed on neighboring teeth called abutments. By selecting modern dental ceramics to craft your replacement, we can shade its color to match your natural smile. This means you regain the power of your bite while retuning its natural look with the same treatment.

Speak With Your Ankeny, IA, Dentist About Our Dental Prosthetics

Losing one of your teeth does not have to leave a permanent hole in your grin! If you would like to find out more about replacing missing teeth, please contact your Ankeny, IA, dentist’s office at (515) 207-6182 to schedule a visit.