Have you recently had a tooth extraction and are unsure of what to do? Missing teeth can be embarrassing and can lead to problems with self-esteem and confidence for many people. Fortunately, dental bridges are designed to solve the issue of missing teeth. Gunnell Family Dentistry specializes in dental bridges to restore your smile and help you regain your confidence.
What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a custom-made replacement tooth or teeth designed to fill the space where a tooth is missing. A missing tooth can lead to various problems, including speech impediments, problems chewing, facial alterations, and pain. Missing teeth can shift your bite and can make it harder for you to clean your teeth, increasing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Types of Dental Bridges
These bridges are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, and alloys. We use removable or fixed dental bridges to restore our patient’s smiles.
- Fixed Dental Bridge – a fixed dental bridge is cemented in place by a dentist and can only be removed by a dentist. The fixed bridge will use your existing or natural teeth next to the missing tooth to hold the artificial tooth in place. A fixed dental bridge is the closest thing you can get to having a natural, stable tooth once again.
- Removable Dental Bridge – a removable dental bridge can be removed and cleaned by patients. A removable dental bridge works similar to dentures as you take them out at night and replace them in the morning. A metal framework is constructed to support the artificial tooth by securing the framework around your existing teeth. It can take time for patients to become used to how dental bridges feel and how to bite down with them.
Dental bridges are an excellent way to focus on restoring your smile. Gunnell Family Dentistry has two convenient locations in Hyrum, UT, and Logan, UT to provide you with quality dental bridges. Contact our office to discuss which options are best for your needs, 435-294-3505.