Missing teeth are not only aesthetically unappealing, but the absence of teeth can also lead to certain oral health problems and bite misalignment. There are several ways missing teeth can be replaced, dental bridges being one of them.
To schedule a consultation to find out if dental bridges may be a good option for restoring your smile, please call Brighton Dental at 619.722.3381.
Dental Bridges to Restore Your Smile
These devices work by bridging the gap left by a missing tooth. Using the surrounding teeth for support, the dental bridge holds a replacement tooth in the gap. The replacement tooth is supported by dental crowns on either side, which are placed over the surrounding natural teeth. The result is an aesthetically pleasing replacement tooth system that is also durable and strong because it is anchored to your teeth.
The only way to know which tooth replacement system will work best for you is to visit our dentists for a consultation. There are a number of restorations that may be a good option for your goals and expectations, including dental implants or an implant-supported dental bridge.
Why Choose a Dental Bridge?
Each tooth replacement option has its own advantages. Dental bridges, for instance, are the treatment of choice for some patients because of the following benefits:
- Convenience of a fixed appliance means you do not have to remove it each night like removable dentures
- Anchor to other teeth provides a stable, secure appliance for eating, speaking and laughing
- Restores an aesthetically pleasing smile
At Brighton Dental, our experienced dentists regularly use dental implants to make dental bridges even more secure. For an implant-supported bridge, the tooth crowns are attached to dental implants instead of natural teeth. For this reason, this type of dental bridge is used when two or more teeth are missing.
To schedule a consultation to learn more about your teeth replacement options at Brighton Dental, please call our helpful team at 619.722.3381. The experienced dentists and dental team at Brighton Dental serve all of San Diego County and patients from the greater Southern California area.