Having one or more missing teeth can affect more than just your appearance – it can impact your overall quality of life. If you have gaps in your smile, you may have difficulty with simple everyday tasks like eating and speaking. Luckily, dental bridges in Gainesville are a modern solution that’ll allow you to enjoy a fully functioning bite once again. To learn more about this tooth-replacement option, continue reading or schedule a consultation with Dr. Nossa today!
A dental bridge is the most traditional method to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth in a row. Dr. Nossa takes an impression of your mouth, which is used to recreate the portions of your missing teeth visible above the gum line. The dental lab carefully crafts them to match your natural teeth to blend in when you smile. The bridge is held in place by reshaping the adjacent teeth to bond dental crowns over them.
During your consultation with Dr. Nossa, he’ll perform an oral examination and inquire about your smile goals to determine whether or not dental bridges are right for you. Based on your discussion, he’ll recommend one of the following treatment options:
If you have one or more consecutive missing teeth, we can use a traditional dental bridge to seamlessly complete your smile. It’s anchored to your mouth with dental crowns, which means this option will require the alteration of your natural teeth to replace the missing ones.
Alternatively, you can opt for an implant bridge. It’s secured to your mouth with dental implants instead of dental crowns. Once the titanium posts have fused with the jawbone, we’ll be able to attach the bridge to the implants. A significant advantage of this treatment is that it requires no alteration of your existing teeth.
A bridge is an effective solution to replace missing teeth. Overall, you’ll gain several benefits, including:
You can help to ensure your new smile lasts by maintaining your oral hygiene and visiting our office twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. If you’re interested in a more permanent solution, ask Dr. Nossa about the benefits of supporting your bridge with dental implants.