Dental Bridges for Southlake & Arlington Patients
All of your teeth play an essential role in the ability to communicate and maintain a proper, nutritional diet. The loss of teeth is not a correlate of age but happens due to genetics, negligence, or traumatic events. Fortunately, there are a few options for correcting tooth loss, despite the cause.
Dental Bridge Options
There are different kinds of bridges. Each design has a unique purpose. Bridges, or prosthetics, can be fixed or removable. Ask Dr. Doctor what the best options are for you.
Fixed bridges are applied by using two abutments by crowning the adjacent teeth. The false tooth that replaces the missing or extracted tooth is referred to as the pontic. Every bridge has at least two abutments and one pontic.
Some cases present the absence of one or more teeth. Be aware that this could have a serious, negative impact on abilities such as eating and talking. Your teeth work well together in order to perform these very complex behaviors. Missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible. Fixed bridges are a great way to restore your oral health and outer appearance back to normal.
Oral functionality is an important part of daily living. The absence of essential tooth and bone structure can cause the onset of resorption, a serious change in the way the hormones of the body function within the blood stream, which eventually leads to faster aging and facial drooping. The bridge apparatus helps to support your other teeth.
Dental hygiene is the most important reason for a bridge. Teeth were designed to complement each other. Unusual stresses are placed on the gums and other oral tissues when teeth are missing, causing potentially harmful repercussions. Increased risk of periodontal disease has proven to be one of the worst side effects of missing teeth and can be minimized with a bridge.