All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing, and in maintaining alignment of other teeth. If teeth are lost, they must be replaced to maintain proper function and to prevent further tooth loss. That’s where dental bridges come in!
What Exactly is a Tooth Bridge?
A tooth bridge is a device which fills the gap where teeth are absent. Fixed dental bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental professional. Removable dental bridges, as the name implies, can be taken out and cleaned. Fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts.
Options for Dental Bridges
There are two main types of dental bridges to consider:
- Fixed bridges are applied by either placing dental crowns on the adjacent teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the adjacent teeth.
- Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by custom attachments.
Dr. Jack Bodie will assess your unique dental needs to determine the type of tooth bridge that is best for you.
Dental Bridges in Richardson, TX
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for daily functions from eating to speaking – with missing teeth, it’s difficult to do these things! Fixed bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance.
Are you ready to explore options for dental bridges in Richardson, TX? Contact us today!