Get long-lasting, natural-looking dental bridges at Viva Dental Group
According to the American Association of Endodontists, dental bridges are the most popular choice for replacing an extracted tooth.
If you’ve lost a tooth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or an accident, it is imperative that you replace it as soon as possible. Even if the gap is in the back of your mouth and won’t show when you smile, it can still affect your smile over the long term as neighboring teeth shift to fill the space left by the missing tooth. Your teeth may become crooked or gapped as they shift, and you may even have trouble chewing properly. Fortunately, dental bridges offer an affordable and practical solution to missing teeth.
How Dental Bridges Work
Dental bridges span the gap left by a missing tooth just like a bridge spans a river. The bridge is anchored to two neighboring teeth with crowns and the replacement tooth is suspended in the middle. Bridges can last a lifetime, but only if you maintain excellent oral hygiene. If you don’t brush and floss regularly, food debris and bacteria can become trapped between the bridge and your gums and cause inflammation or gum disease. If left untreated, these conditions can weaken surrounding tissue and bone to the point where the bridge fails.
At Viva Dental Group, we can not only place superior new bridgework for you, but also help you maintain existing bridgework with regular professional cleanings. We can also repair bridges and crowns as needed.
Bridges Look and Feel Natural
At Viva Dental Group, we work with an excellent dental lab to create custom bridgework that is shaped and colored to match your existing teeth and provide a totally natural-looking restoration. We typically recommend porcelain bridges, because porcelain is not only very durable but also closely resembles natural tooth enamel with its hint of translucence and natural reflective sheen. However, in some cases a different kind of ceramic material or even gold may be preferable. Our dentists will work with you to choose the material that will give you the look and the level of durability and performance you want.
Contact Us Now to Learn More
Please call Viva Dental Group today to schedule an appointment with an expert dentist who can assist you with new or existing dental bridges.