Dental Bridges An Overview
If you have lost one tooth or several consecutive teeth, a dental bridge can restore function, aesthetics and oral health stability. A traditional dental bridge is a removable oral appliance that attaches to existing “anchor” teeth. The development of new techniques and evolution of dental implants now enables patients to receive a dental bridge that is permanently secured and can improve oral health in several ways.
Dr. Tufa works with patients who have lost teeth on an individual basis to restore their smile with a dental bridge. For patients who are considered good candidates for implants, she typically recommends using them to enjoy the best possible result. Dental implants can replace the lost tooth root, stabilizing bone recession in the jaw and the natural structure of the lower facial area.
A custom made dental bridge will be color matched to your smile and overall appearance for the most natural looking result. With routine dental care and good oral hygiene, you can expect to enjoy your dental bridge for a lifetime.