Dental BridgeAn Overview
Do you have missing teeth that are preventing you from eating without restrictions? Do lost teeth prevent you from smiling in public?
Dr. Gauthier helps patients choose the appropriate option for replacing their missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth is essential for restoring health and aesthetics to your smile after tooth loss. A dental bridge is just one type of prosthetic used to replace missing teeth. It can replace a single missing tooth or may be designed to replace several consecutive missing teeth. A dental bridge is traditionally secured in place using the two adjacent teeth as stabilizing anchors. Dental bridges are custom designed to match the color and overall appearance of your natural teeth.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridge
A dental bridge can be secured using dental implants. Implants improve the function of the bite and help protect the overall oral health of your smile. Implant-supported dental bridges are less likely to slip out of place. Since implants are surgically placed, they help support bone and gum health too! Dental implants help stimulate natural bone growth and prevent further regression of the jawline. This prosthetic also has the advantage of avoiding the removal of healthy tooth structure; a necessary part of the traditional bridge procedure.
If you already wear a dental bridge, ask Dr. Gauthier about the possibility of receiving dental implants to secure your bridge. For qualifying patients, dental implants can improve both the natural appearance of the smile, and the health of the gums and jaw bone. If your bridge has become discolored or uncomfortable, we can replace it with a modern one.