Did you know that roughly 140 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? So, if you are missing one tooth or several teeth in a row, you’re certainly not alone. Since the consequences on your smile, bite, and speech can be staggering, it’s important to fill the gaps in your smile for good. Dental bridges in Westlake Hills can help you do just that! To learn more about this smile-rebuilding treatment, get in touch with our team or read on.
Dental bridges are one of the most popular restorative options available today, but what exactly are they? In short, they are a tooth-replacement solution that can effectively replace one missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. To accomplish this, the free-standing replacement teeth (called pontics) are anchored in place with a dental crown on either side, seamlessly filling in the gaps in your smile.
If you are struggling with tooth loss, the first step is to schedule an appointment with our incredible dentist in Westlake Hills, Dr. Rebecca Long. During this visit, she will learn more about your dental history, lifestyle, and smile goals before determining what type of dental bridge is right for you.
A traditional dental bridge can effectively replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row. With this approach, dental crowns are anchored to the two teeth adjacent to the gap, allowing the replacement teeth to rest against your gums for support. Although this requires treating potentially healthy teeth, you’ll enjoy a full smile and complete bite again!
Implant bridges are similar to the traditional alternative in that they can effectively replace one or several missing teeth. The difference is that the bridge is secured in place with two dental implants instead of two dental crowns. As a result, no healthy teeth are altered. Plus, dental implants can last for 20+ years with proper care!
There is a reason dental bridges are one of the most popular tooth-replacement options. For example, they:
If you are missing teeth, you know all too well the negative effects it can have on your quality of life. Don’t worry – dental bridges in Westlake Hills can effectively restore your bite, smile, and speech. To find out if they’re the right fit for you, schedule an initial consultation today!