If you lose your tooth, a Dental Bridge may be the answer.
A dental bridge is a false tooth, known as a pontic, which is fused between two crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns that are attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth hold the false tooth (pontic) in place. This is known as a fixed bridge. This procedure is often used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Advances in Dental Science are occurring every day. In the past, options were limited when replacing a missing tooth. Today, dentists have a variety of methods from which to choose depending on each patient’s specific needs.Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures. Bridges are more expensive than partial dentures but provide a much more natural feel.
Cleaning of bridges requires extra attention and the use of floss threaders or special brushes to get under the false (pontic) tooth. Other alternatives to replacing missing teeth is, as mentioned, a removable partial denture that clips onto your remaining teeth with metal clasps or the optimum replacement for missing teeth – Implants.
Implants are like getting your real tooth back. Although the most costly of the three alternatives for replacing missing teeth, Implants are the only option that maintain the health of the bone that supports your teeth. Another advantage to an implant is that it not only feels like your real tooth but is not susceptible to cavities – truly an excellent treatment for those looking for the best in tooth replacement therapy.