Porcelain Dental Bridges Dallas, TX
When you have a gap in your smile due to a missing tooth, a porcelain bridge is one solution that can give you back your flawless smile. Porcelain bridges literally "bridge the gap" in your smile.
A porcelain bridge utilizes the teeth on both sides of the gap as its supportive structure. Dr. Hamlett will prepare porcelain crowns for the teeth on each side of the gap. Then, a lifelike, prosthetic tooth will be positioned between those crowns and held in place on your gum line. The bridge looks natural and can prevent future problems with the look and function of your teeth.
A porcelain crown is a fixture that caps teeth and is bonded to the healthy teeth to attach the bridge. Before the crowns are placed, Dr. Hamlett will have to prepare the teeth for the crowns to be received.
Why Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges?
Sometimes gum disease, injury, decay, or simply wear results in the loss of a tooth. A large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if it isn't corrected. Over time your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to shift and move into the gap, resulting in discomfort, pain, and more problems down the road.
Caring for Your Dental Bridge
All restorations including a dental bridge should be cared for as if they were your natural teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and regular dental checkups will ensure that the life of your restoration will last as long as possible. Practicing good oral hygiene allows you to prevent the onset of plaque build-up and is the best way to avoid gum disease.
Don't let a gap in your teeth ruin your smile and cause discomfort. Ask Dr. Hamlett which solution is right for you. Patients looking for more permanent restorations should also consult with Dr. Hamlett about dental implants, a safe and effective tooth loss solution.
Dr. Kenneth Hamlett and the Cosmetic Dentist of Dallas team strive to give each and every patient the treatment they deserve. Call us today at (214) 363-9474 to find out how we can help you achieve a smile that will have you shining brighter than ever before!