Is one of your teeth missing? Or more than one? We know how frustrating and uncomfortable that can be. You might be constantly aware of the missing tooth while you’re working or socializing.
If you’re struggling with a missing tooth or teeth, call Cottonwood Dental. A dental bridge could be the answer, restoring your smile and letting you chew food normally again.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge holds a new dental crown (or crowns) in place. In other words, it holds a customized new tooth in the space where your natural tooth was.
How does this work? We create a dental crown—the top and sides of a tooth—made of a durable, realistic-looking material such as porcelain, created to blend with your smile. Then, we place that in an appliance called a bridge that will attach to your teeth on either side of the gap.
Finally, we prepare your other teeth to hold the bridge, then bond the bridge into place. We’ll adjust it until it feels right and you’re satisfied that it looks great!
What Are the Advantages of a Dental Bridge?
There are a few ways to restore a missing tooth, and a bridge might be the right one for you. A dental bridge can:
- Help You Chew Naturally. Once your bridge is bonded to your teeth, it will feel like a natural part of your bite. You should be able to chew your foods normally again.
- Protect Your Other Teeth. A missing tooth can cause your other teeth to move into the empty space. As they move, they can rub against each other, causing damage, and your bite can become uneven. A bridge can prevent these problems.
- Help Avoid Infection. An empty tooth socket can be hard to clean correctly, which could lead to bacterial buildup. A bridge can protect that exposed gum area.
- Restore Your Beautiful Smile. A damaged or missing tooth could disrupt how you interact with other people. A dental bridge can seamlessly complete and restore your smile.
Let’s restore your self-confidence and the normal function of your teeth. We’ll guide you through the steps to get a dental bridge and keep you comfortable in our friendly office throughout.
Make an Appointment at Cottonwood for a Dental Bridge
If you’re tired of that missing tooth, contact our warm and professional staff at Cottonwood Dental about a dental bridge. We’ll be happy to schedule you as soon as we can to restore your beautiful smile!