Millions of Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you’re a part of that statistic, you know from experience how tooth loss can affect your appearance and overall quality of life. Luckily, you don’t have to live that way forever. At Fromuth & Langlois Dental of Manchester, we have a solution to help you enjoy a fully functioning smile once again – dental bridges. If you’d like to learn more about this method of tooth replacement, continue reading or make an appointment with our team today!
Do you have a missing tooth? A dental bridge can help "bridge" the gap. The custom-crafted prosthetic is made of two crowns that hold a false tooth between them and are traditionally supported by adjacent natural teeth. In most cases, bridges are made from natural-looking materials like ceramic or porcelain. Since the restoration is color-matched to your enamel, it blends seamlessly with your remaining teeth, giving you a smile that looks just like your old one!
First, you’ll need a consultation with our team at Fromuth & Langlois Dental of Manchester to determine whether or not dental bridges are right for you. Based on our discussion, we’ll recommend one of the following treatment options:
A traditional dental bridge is used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. It’s anchored to your mouth with two dental crowns that are located on either side of the gap in your smile. With this option, a small amount of enamel is removed so that the crowns will fit properly.
If you’re missing three or more teeth in a row, implants can be used instead for more stability. A titanium post is placed on either side of the missing tooth. Once it fuses with the jawbone via a natural process called osseointegration, we can attach a dental bridge to implants, completing your grin. A primary advantage of this solution is that it requires no alteration of your existing teeth.
Patients who choose to replace their missing teeth with dental bridges in Manchester can expect to reap several incredible benefits. The custom-made prosthetics restore your ability to eat many of your favorite foods and speak clearly. They’ll also help maintain the shape of your face, make sure that the force of your bite is distributed correctly, and will stop your other teeth from drifting out of position. Like crowns, their average lifespan is anywhere from 5 to 15 years with proper care and maintenance.
Are you interested in learning more about dental bridges in Manchester? Reach out and schedule a consultation with our team today!