Spaces created by missing teeth can damage the remaining healthy teeth or cause them to shift out of position. The remaining teeth also have a higher risk of gum disease or tooth decay if the missing teeth are not replaced. Are you looking to fill the spaces created by missing teeth and restore a healthy-looking, radiant smile? At Distinctive Laser Dentistry, we can install dental bridges for lasting replacement of missing teeth. This restorative dental procedure fills spaces created by missing teeth with a false tooth that is held in place by porcelain crowns attached to the natural teeth on either side.
Are you interested in finding out if dental bridges are the right restorative treatment for you? Contact our office in St. Louis Park today to schedule a complimentary consultation!
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed restorative dental device that fills the space created by a missing tooth. Dental bridges consist of a false tooth, also known as a pontic, fused between two porcelain crowns attached to the natural teeth on either side of the space. Porcelain is the most common material used to create dental bridges as it most closely resembles natural teeth, but dental bridges can also be made from gold or porcelain fused to metal. Dental bridges are most often used to replace a single missing tooth but can be used to replace multiple missing teeth as long as there are two natural teeth framing the space created by the missing teeth.
Each dental bridge is customized to fit the existing bite pattern of each patient and will be color matched to the natural teeth to provide the most natural looking restoration possible. Dental bridges are created to have a natural look and feel so that patients can maintain a healthy, natural-looking smile.
Dental bridges can be used to improve the appearance of your smile, prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position, and improve your ability to chew and speak. With the proper maintenance and regular dental visits, dental bridges can last for 10 to 15 years. Maintenance of your dental bridge is simple and typically requires proper brushing and flossing and routine visits to the dentist.
Why should you choose Distinctive Laser Dentistry?
The staff at Distinctive Laser Dentistry is committed to providing our each of our patients with exceptional care personalized to their specific needs. We use the latest dental technologies and techniques to provide our patients with optimal results. Dr. Telly Pappas often personally creates each crown, bridge, and other dental enhancements and is experienced in treating a wide variety of dental concerns. At Distinctive Laser Dentistry, we specialize in preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments and are dedicated to helping our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.
Do you want to learn more about the dental bridges offered at Distinctive Laser Dentistry? Contact our office in St. Louis Park today to schedule a complimentary consultation!