Correct a Missing Tooth with a Dental Bridge

Having a missing tooth can cause you to lose confidence in your smile, but it can also impact how well you chew, and surrounding teeth may shift and become misaligned as a result of the empty space where the tooth once was. Flossing may become more difficult as a result, and improper flossing may lead to tooth decay and gum disease down the road.

A missing tooth can be corrected with the installation of a dental bridge, which is a false tooth, called a ‘pontic’, that is held together by teeth on either side of the gap. A traditional dental bridge is the most common type of bridge and can be used when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap that is left by the missing tooth.

With proper care, a dental bridge can last up to 15 years.

If you are missing a tooth, there are different options available to restore the missing tooth, including a dental bridge. Call DaVinci Dentistry to make an appointment to discuss your options. We proudly serve patients in Southlake, TX, and the surrounding areas.

You Have Options When it Comes to Tooth Loss

If you have had a tooth extracted or lost a tooth due to injury and it impacts your smile, it can leave you feeling embarrassed and lacking in confidence. Fortunately, Dr. Khal of DaVinci Dentistry is a board-certified prosthodontist who can help. Prosthodontists are highly trained and specialize in restoring missing teeth.

There are a number of ways for prosthodontists to help address a missing tooth, including dental bridges and implants. These are both very stable options and are secured permanently. Dental bridges are affixed to teeth next to the missing tooth, and dental implants are affixed using a titanium post which is used to replicate what would be a natural tooth ‘root.’ Implants take longer recovery time and are generally more expensive, but many patients prefer them over a bridge.

If you or someone you know is looking for a way to replace a lost tooth or teeth, be sure to contact us so we can discuss your options. We gladly welcome patients from Southlake, TX, and the surrounding area.

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