Your teeth are important for more than aesthetic reasons. Each tooth is invaluable to your oral and general health. Not to mention, the appearance of your smile affects your self-esteem and quality of life. If you’ve lost a tooth or two, you don’t have to struggle with an incomplete smile any longer. We can turn back the clock with a dental bridge in Arlington. Your new teeth will look and feel natural for a close replica of your real teeth.
A dental bridge is the most common solution to treat 1 to 4 consecutive lost teeth. Your dentist in Arlington will take an impression of your mouth to recreate the surfaces of your teeth from all-ceramic material. They are customized to match your real teeth, so no one will know they aren’t your own. Not only will a bridge restore your confidence, but also your oral health by protecting your remaining teeth. You’ll avoid common issues caused by tooth loss, like cavities and gum disease.
There are multiple options to treat missing teeth. Your dentist will examine your mouth and learn more about your preferences to determine which type is right for you, including:
A traditional bridge is recommended to replace 1-2 missing teeth. Although it can treat up to 4, a longer restoration can lack stability. After creating the bridge to fill the space, your adjacent teeth are reshaped to allow dental crowns to be fitted over them. Your bridge will be held in place using your natural teeth for support. With the right aftercare, a bridge and crowns can last 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.
As an alternative to a traditional bridge, you can benefit from an implant-retained method. 1-2 dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw to serve as your tooth roots. It doesn’t rely on your teeth for support, making it a suitable option to support a larger restoration without stability concerns. Unlike a regular bridge, an implant solution can last for decades with the proper maintenance to enjoy a long-term investment.
Tooth loss doesn’t have to cause irreversible damage to your smile or self-esteem. Replacing your lost teeth is the smart choice because you’ll enjoy several benefits, including:
It’s best to replace your missing teeth as soon as possible, but it’s never too late to rebuild your smile. If you’re ready to fill the gaps, contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a bridge. We look forward to restoring a stunning, functional smile with a high-quality, natural-looking bridge.