Dental Bridges In Oklahoma City
If you’ve ever lost a tooth, you’ll know that living without a full smile can be an uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing experience. Everything from eating out with friends, to speaking normally and smiling for photos can be difficult. Not only can tooth loss take a toll on your self-esteem, but it is also a health concern. To best protect your dental health and smile, you may want to consider the benefits of a dental bridge. If you are looking for a comfortable way to replace one or more missing teeth, give us a call at (405) 631-0322 to schedule a consultation.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges work to “bridge” the space between adjacent teeth when one or more teeth are missing. Each bridge is made up of two or more dental crowns, or abutment teeth, that attach to the smile over the surface of the neighboring teeth, where a dental crown (or pontic) is secured into place.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are versatile options of tooth replacement that can benefit patients of a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Before coming in for a consultation, consider if one or more of these benefits of dental bridges are right for you:
- Replace one or more missing teeth to encourage better oral health
- Restore the natural abilities to bite, chew and speak comfortably
- Complete the smile for a radiant, cosmetically pleasant look and feel
- Support a proper face shape with a smile that looks and feels natural
- Maintain proper bite alignment and prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of place
What Are The Types of Dental Bridges?
Not every patient is the same, and neither are dental bridges! No matter if you have lost a front tooth, back tooth or more than one teeth, we will sit down with you to discuss your ideal treatment plan. Depending on your specific dental needs you may benefit from one of the following types of dentures.
Traditional Bridge: This is the most common form of dental bridge and attaches a replacement tooth or pontic into place by attaching to adjacent teeth with dental crowns.
Cantilever Bridges: These bridges are less common and are used primarily when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing teeth.
Maryland Bonded Bridges: Made of a porcelain dental crown, Maryland bridges attach to adjacent teeth using strong attachment “wings” to bond to adjacent teeth.
Is A Dental Bridge Right For Me?
Dental bridges are highly functional and can last 15 years or longer with proper care. Also known as fixed or removable partial dentures, it is best to schedule a consultation with your dentist to discover what option is best for you. After receiving care with dental bridges, your natural abilities to eat and speak should improve and you may feel more confident in your smile. Give us a call at (405) 631-0322 to schedule your consultation for dental bridges in Oklahoma City. We look forward to providing our patients with better oral health in a warm and supportive environment.