Realistic Replacements for Your Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can be quite embarrassing. They can also impair your speech and lead to widespread dental misalignment. Fortunately, Dr. Foust offers custom-made dental bridges to fill the gaps in your smile and restore your dental functionality.
How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
Bridges are made of several crowns bonded together to make a single restoration. They are custom-designed to match your smile, and can replace one or several missing teeth. To place a traditional bridge, Dr. Foust will crown the teeth on either side of the bridge. These two crowns support the full restoration. Like crowns, bridges come in a range of materials. They include:
The dentist will work with you to determine the right material for your needs. In addition to traditional bridges, Dr. Foust can also work with a local oral surgeon to provide implant-supported bridges.
The Importance of Dental Bridges
The most obvious advantage of a dental bridge is the effect it can have on your smile. Bridges close the embarrassing gaps left by missing teeth. Because they are so carefully crafted according to your specifications, they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Bridges also have enormous benefits for your comprehensive dental health. When you do not replace missing teeth, the surrounding teeth will shift to fill the gap in your smile. As a result, you could suffer extensive dental misalignment and further tooth loss. Dental bridges prevent this shift from occurring, and they help maintain the integrity of your smile.
Would You Benefit from a Dental Bridge?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a great candidate for a bridge. Before placing a bridge, Dr. Foust will explain other treatment options and help you decide if a bridge is the right choice for you. To schedule your consultation, call Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230. Since 2006, Dr. Foust has proudly served the residents of Ankeny, IA, as well as residents from Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, and all surrounding communities.