Missing teeth can detract from your smile and can lead to other oral health issues down the road. With dental bridges, you can replace those gaps from missing teeth and proudly flash your beautiful smile again. If you are looking for cosmetic dentistry options to fill the blank spots in your smile from lost or extracted teeth, come see the experts at Preston Sherry Dental Associates in Dallas.
While keeping your natural teeth is always the best option, it is not always possible. When you lose a tooth or multiple teeth, the structure of your mouth is compromised. Surrounding teeth can shift and it can be more difficult to keep plaque and tartar buildup at bay. It can also make eating certain foods harder, affecting your nutrition. With the addition of a dental bridge, you can replace those missing teeth and protect your oral and overall health while restoring a complete, beautiful smile.
How Dental Bridges Work
A dental bridge uses the teeth on either side of your missing teeth as anchors for your replacement teeth. Crowns are placed on these teeth to attach prosthetic teeth or pontics. These "fake" teeth look and function like natural teeth. The bridge is permanently secured and does not need to be removed like partial dentures. The result is a completed smile that is beautiful and functional, restoring the smile you had in your youth.
There is no reason to live with an incomplete smile. If you have one or more missing teeth, contact Preston Sherry Dental Associates today to schedule a consultation. Our dentists can examine your teeth and discuss options for replacement. We offer dental bridges for those who have the right structural needs in place. We also offer dentures and dental implants, which can be viable options for repairing your smile.