Is it a good idea to choose a dental bridge if you have teeth missing? Or, is this not the best solution for you? What you likely know by now is that when you are really ready for an answer and a treatment, it’s best to see our team for a consultation. You’ll learn all you need to know! However, we know that patients like to gain a preliminary understanding of different options. To get started with whether a bridge is right for you, answers to a few questions will help immensely.
How Are Your Other Teeth?
Are your other teeth healthy, particularly those on either side of your missing teeth opening? These are going to be the teeth that will anchor your dental bridge into your smile, so if they’re not healthy, you may not make a good candidate for a bridge. If they are healthy, these teeth that we call anchor teeth or abutment teeth are ready to support a device, which means a bridge may be a smart choice!
Do You Like The Idea Of A Fixed Replacement?
Do you like the idea of a device that we put in place and then leave there? A dental bridge is fixed, which is why we ask. Fixed means that it’s bonded, so the bridge is “permanent” or not something you may remove on a whim. The only way to get the bridge out is to have our professional team remove it. It simply becomes part of your smile.
What’s Your Tooth Loss Pattern Look Like?
Dental bridges aren’t for all types of tooth loss patterns. They’re only for up to three missing teeth that are missing all in a row.
See Us To Determine Whether A Bridge Fits Your Needs
See our team soon to find out whether a dental bridge will work for your tooth loss or if another solution will offer you what you need. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.