When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth, you will notice it changes the look of your smile and affects the functions of your oral health. At St. Marys Dental Center, you can receive customized dental restorations for tooth replacement, from dental implants and dentures to different types of dental bridges. We invite you to learn more about your options for dental bridges and whether they are the right restoration for your smile.
It’s important to seek restorative dental care if you have lost a tooth. Otherwise, the resulting gap in your mouth allows the neighboring teeth to drift and can lead to oral health complications such as gum disease, a poor bite and TMJ disorder.
We will ensure that your dental bridge is customized to meet the needs of your smile. The most common method is a traditional dental bridge. This appliance uses one to three false teeth called pontics between two dental crowns to cover the tooth gap and anchor to the natural teeth on either side. This helps the dental bridge remain stable. Patients who only have one natural tooth for an anchor may find a cantilever bridge to be more effective. Another option that requires less preparation is a bonded bridge.
You can often receive your dental bridge in just two visits to St. Marys Dental Center. The first visit is to prepare the neighboring teeth for abutments and creating an impression of the teeth to serve as a guide for the dental bridge. At the second visit, we can bond your dental bridge in its place to complete your smile.
We invite you to speak with on of our knowledgable dentists, Drs. Hildreth, Kenworthy, Cancelada and Kim, by calling 785-437-2771 if you would like to learn more about dental bridges in St Marys, Kansas.