Porcelain Dental Bridges
Tooth loss is one of the most severe consequences of common dental issues like gum disease and accidental trauma. Besides the esthetic aspect of one or more missing teeth, the loss can also have a significantly detrimental effect on your oral health and wellbeing. Without a full set of teeth, you may have difficulty biting and chewing, which can result in a drop in the nutrition you receive and an inability to consume healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables. In addition, the esthetic effects of tooth loss can take a toll on your self-confidence.
Dental bridges are common solutions to tooth loss, and have helped countless people who’ve suffered tooth loss regain a significant measure of their confidence and quality of life. A dental bridge consists of an appropriate number of replacement teeth, also known as pontics, which are supported by a pair of dental crowns. The crowns on either side of the bridge are attached to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, stabilizing your replacement teeth and making them a comfortable, sturdy part of your smile. Often made from lifelike dental porcelain, modern bridges can reestablish your smile’s beautiful appearance as well as your bite’s ability to function properly. In some cases, Dr. Huffstutler may suggest supporting a dental bridge on dental implants rather than using healthy teeth for support.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then find out if a porcelain dental bridge is the right option for rebuilding your smile. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Huffstutler today by calling 817-918-3038.