How Do Bridges Replace Missing Teeth?

We may lose a tooth for a number of different reasons, from unexpected athletic injury to poor oral hygiene. However the cause, the sudden gap in your smile means trouble for your oral health. In order to replace lost teeth in Brighton, MA, we may suggest a custom-made dental bridge.

Bridging the Gap

If you lose between one and three teeth in a row, then we may suggest a dental bridge. The prosthetic contains the replacement tooth/teeth, with a dental crown attached to either end. We prepare the teeth on either side of your gap and place the crowns on them. This anchors the new tooth firmly in place, providing a secure and lifelike solution to minor tooth loss. With proper care and attention, your dental bridge could last between 10 and 15 years.

Creating Your Restoration

We want to ensure your new tooth or teeth look natural. Which means we design them based on detailed impressions taken of your smile. We also employ lifelike materials in the fabrication process, including ceramic and zirconia. We shade the crowns and pontics (replacement teeth) to ensure they blend with the rest of your smile. We don’t want anyone to be able to tell you have a replacement tooth!

Dental Implants

We could also place dental implants, or use them to secure a dental bridge. Dental implants act as new tooth roots, as we insert them directly into the jawbone. As a result, they last much longer than traditional tooth replacement options and provide a more lifelike solution to tooth loss. If you have any questions about our dental bridges or our dental implants, then contact our team. We want to help you enjoy a full and beautiful smile!

Do You Have a Missing Tooth?

At Brighton Family Dental Group, we offer natural looking solutions to tooth loss, whether minor or advanced. You can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Villani or Dr. Kondrat by reaching out to our office at (617) 562-5210. We are proud to offer a range of dental services to patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and all neighboring communities.

 

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