Missing teeth can impact your physical and emotional health. A gap in your smile may affect chewing, speech and appearance, and it can also allow shifting of your other teeth. Replacing missing teeth can improve your smile, self-confidence and oral health. One cosmetic dentistry option we offer at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces for replacing missing teeth is a dental bridge. If you want to restore missing teeth, dental bridges are available at our clinics in San Antonio.
What is a Dental Bridge?
When you have a missing tooth that is visible, you may hide your smile and cover your mouth. Many people are embarrassed of missing teeth and avoid social interactions. Dental bridges are one way to replace missing teeth for a complete, beautiful smile. Using dental crowns and the support of surrounding teeth, a dental bridge can be created to restore a complete smile.
To create a dental bridge, there needs to be adjacent teeth that can support bridgework and dental crowns. In a traditional dental bridge, one or more dental crowns are fit over adjacent teeth, and the crown is connected to the bridgework that will hold prosthetic teeth in place. The prosthetic teeth are designed to replace the missing teeth and attached to the bridgework, which is supported by the adjacent teeth with dental crowns. The result is a completed smile that looks and functions naturally.
Unlike partial dentures that can slip or fall out, dental bridges are fixed in place. This allows for more confidence when talking, laughing and eating, with no need for adhesives. Dental bridges can be a fixed tooth replacement option for those who are not good candidates for dental implants. To learn more about replacing missing teeth with affordable dental bridges for a healthier, more attractive smile, contact Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces in San Antonio.