A Better Quality of Life with a Custom Dental Bridge
When you lose a tooth, your ability to perform certain vital tasks, such as speaking and chewing, diminishes. When you lose more than one tooth – or all of your teeth – this ability is diminished significantly and it can have a negative impact on your emotional, social, and overall wellbeing.
Replacing missing teeth with a traditional dental prosthetic, such as a dental bridge, can help you experience a greater variety of foods, improved quality of speech, and a more youthful and attractive facial appearance and smile.
What is a Dental Bridge?
There are two main types of dental bridges. The first is the most common, and is typically covered under most insurance fee tables. The bridge includes two crowns attached to the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, and one or more artificial teeth between them to fill the gap.
Dr. Huffstutler also offers a more advanced and esthetically pleasing type of dental bridge. With this bridge, receptor sites are placed within the gum tissue, so your replacement teeth rise from the gums like natural teeth. With this procedure, patients receive a completely lifelike restoration, complete with root-like anchors to hold your bridge in place.
Are there Alternatives to Bridgework?
Losing even a single tooth greatly increases the likelihood of further tooth loss, so you may end up dealing with the cost of replacing more than one missing tooth if you don’t act quickly. To help you decide on the appropriate dental bridge for you, Dr. Huffstutler will first perform a thorough examination and consult with you one-to-one to determine your specific needs and preferences.
Lost a Tooth? Restore Your Smile with a Bridge
If you’ve lost a tooth, then ask Dr. Huffstutler if a custom dental bridge is the right option to restore your smile. To reserve your appointment, click the banner below, or call our office in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-918-3038. Our office welcomes patients from all over DFW, including Dallas, North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.