Ankeny, IA, dentist offers dental bridges

Renew Your Confidence With A Dental Bridge

Are you currently experiencing tooth loss? This can make it difficult to chew food, speak, and may even affect your self-confidence. The team at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, offers restorative options that can replace your missing teeth and renew your smile. One option is with a dental bridge, which can replace up to three missing teeth in a row. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how this option works and if it is a good fit for your needs.

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The Reasons Behind Tooth Loss

The common reasons behind adults losing their teeth are poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, and injuries. If you are experiencing symptoms such as swollen or irritated gums, visit your dentist as soon as possible as these may be symptoms of gingivitis. If this is left untreated, the infection can continue to progress into periodontal disease. Your dentist may be able to help diagnose the problem and schedule deep cleanings to manage your symptoms. Accidents may also lead to knocking a tooth out. If this happens to you, have the area examined by your dentist promptly to avoid infections and other concerns. No matter what the reason may be, it’s important to address gaps in your smile as soon as possible. Leaving this untreated can lead to further tooth loss, your jawbone can weaken, smile misalignment, and many more problems.

Creating Your Custom Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a helpful restorative option for people missing up to three of their pearly whites in the same row. Before receiving your bridge, your dentist will examine your smile and may review your dental health history to determine if this will be the best option for your needs. An impression will be taken of your oral cavity to create your custom prosthetic that will blend in with the shape and size of your lost structures. When it’s ready, it will be installed, and you can enjoy the improved functions and appearance of your new smile. You may be able to have this secured to implants for a more secure and supportive option.

Discussing Alternative Options

All patients are different, and your team will do their best to find a restorative option that is most suitable for your needs. For patients missing several teeth throughout their smile, a partial denture may be a better option for tooth replacement. A partial denture will fill in the gaps from your missing structures but allows space for your existing teeth. For patients missing a single pearly white, a dental implant may be used to replace the individual structure. These restorative options will be created based on your specific measurements and appear lifelike.

Schedule An Appointment With Our Team

A custom dental bridge could renew your smile’s function and appearance. Call Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 965-0230 to learn more.