Dental Bridges – Midwest City
An Easy Way to Complete Your Smile
Millions of Americans suffer from extensive tooth loss. If you’re a part of that group, you know firsthand how much it can impact your quality of life. Not only does it affect your appearance, but the way you bite, chew, and speak as well. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with an incomplete smile forever. Dr. Steven Kendrick offers dental bridges to seamlessly replace one or more missing teeth. To learn more about this method of tooth replacement, continue reading or schedule a consultation with our team today!
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic made out of one or more dental crowns affixed to each other. It’s custom-made from natural-looking materials like ceramic and porcelain. Using the two natural teeth as anchors, it fills in the space left by one or more missing teeth. The dental bridge allows you to chew, smile, and speak confidently after tooth loss. It also prevents the surrounding teeth from drifting out of place.
Types of Dental Bridges
At your initial consultation, Dr. Kendrick and our team will perform a thorough oral examination to determine which treatment option is right for you. We’ll discuss your special goals and inquire about your medical and oral health history. Based on our findings, we’ll recommend one of the following solutions:
Traditional Dental Bridge
A traditional dental bridge is designed to replace one or more missing teeth that are right next to each other. The prosthetic is anchored to your mouth with dental crowns. Keep in mind that this option requires the alteration of your natural teeth to replace the missing ones.
If you’re looking for a more durable solution, we offer implant bridges. These are secured to your mouth using dental implants instead of crowns. Each titanium post is surgically inserted on either side of the gap in your smile. Once they’ve fused with the jawbone via osseointegration, we’ll attach a dental bridge to the implants to replace your missing teeth. With this solution, no alteration is required of your existing teeth.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge
You can expect to reap a range of benefits with dental bridges, including:
- Improved oral and overall health
- Jawbone preservation with implant dentures
- Long-lasting results (up to 15 years with traditional dental bridges and over 35 with implant-retained)
- Natural-looking restorations that blend seamlessly with your existing teeth
- Easier to maintain and take proper care of
Are you interested in discussing your upcoming dental bridge treatment? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kendrick or get in touch with Midwest City Dental Center today!