Losing a tooth may not seem like that big of a deal to some, but tooth loss can have a number of serious impacts on the health of your smile. For those with minor tooth loss, such as between one to three lost teeth in a row, we can help with a dental prosthetic. In today’s blog, we’re talking about the benefits of dental bridges for patients in Tucson, AZ.
Try Our Quiz on Dental Bridges
- True or False: Each one will be custom-made.
- True or False: They can prevent complications due to tooth loss.
- True or False: The bridge will look natural.
- True or False: They are easy to care for.
- True. We will remove a small amount of structure from the teeth on either side of the gap. Then, we will take detailed impressions of the teeth, which will be used in a dental lab to design and create the dental bridge. Once completed, the prosthetic will consist of the new teeth with crowns attached to each end. We will place the crowns on the prepared teeth, which secures the new teeth firmly in place.
- True. Minor tooth loss can place pressure on the jaw joints, making the onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism more likely. In addition, the surrounding teeth can begin to drift, leading to misalignment. By replacing your missing teeth, you fill the gaps in your smile and prevent these serious complications from occurring.
- True. We create them using lifelike materials, such as porcelain or zironcia. These materials can be shaded to match surrounding teeth and also mimic the translucent nature of tooth enamel. No one will be able to tell you have a dental prosthetic!
- True. You will need to brush them and floss around them as you would natural teeth. You will also need to clean the space between the top of the gums and the bottom of the bridge, where food particles can accumulate.
Do You Have Questions About Missing Teeth?
If you have a missing tooth, then we can help with a lifelike dental prosthetic. For more information, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.