Not Valid in cases of periodontal disease.
It doesn’t matter if the gap in your smile is a result of multiple missing teeth or just one; it can still hurt your confidence in your appearance and make chewing more difficult. Dr. Nawrocki has experience replacing teeth in a variety of ways, and in many cases, he might decide that a dental bridge is right for the job. This type of prosthetic provides a lifelike appearance and helps to restore the balance of your bite. Tired of living with your incomplete grin? Call today to learn more about dental bridges.
You’re likely familiar with the idea of a dental bridge already; dentists have been using them to replace teeth for a very long time. Each bridge has two main components: the dental crowns and the pontics. The crowns are what keep the bridge attached to either your natural teeth or dental implant posts. The pontics, meanwhile, are the free-standing teeth that fill in the space between the crowns. Modern dental bridges can blend in seamlessly with your natural smile thanks to the durable tooth-colored materials they’re made of.
Traditional bridges and implant bridges are both available at our office in Cocoa Beach. Different patients will benefit from different types of bridges. Dr. Nawrocki will need to look at your mouth, go over your medical history, and ask about any goals you might have before helping you make a decision.
Traditional bridges are supported by abutment teeth, which are the teeth immediately next to the gap left by a missing tooth. The abutment teeth will need to be adjusted slightly before they can be used to support a bridge. Once the bridge is in place, it will actively help prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of their correct alignment.
It may be possible to replace multiple missing teeth with a bridge attached to two dental implant posts that have bonded with your jawbone. Since dental implants act like tooth roots, they can stop the bone around them from breaking down; they will also provide additional chewing power and help your new teeth feel more natural.
What makes getting a dental bridge to replace your missing teeth worthwhile? Here are some of the benefits they provide:
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