Dentures are commonly talked about when it comes to prosthetic teeth. Dental bridges, on the other hand, are not mentioned as often. Therefore, it is not uncommon for patients to have questions when it comes to a restoration that involves a dental bridge. To learn the answers to several frequently asked questions about dental bridges, read the responses from your Albuquerque NM dentist, Dr. Mark Miller, below.
A dental bridge is worn to fill in a gap caused by missing teeth. When a gap exists, teeth tend to drift into the open space. As they do so, alignment problems begin to develop, and teeth can even start to overlap one another, creating crevices in which bacteria can hide. In addition, the gap leaves the sides of a couple of teeth exposed, making them a target for decay. However, by wearing a dental bridge, you can fill in this gap to prevent teeth from moving and protect the exposed sides of teeth against tooth decay.
It can. Dental implant restorations are very versatile, altering the prosthetic (crown, bridge, denture) as needed to accommodate the scale of the restoration. With a larger prosthetic, such as a dental bridge or denture, multiple implants are used to stabilize it. Supporting a dental bridge with dental implants provides increased stability over standard dental bridges, which rely on two dental crowns that fit over the teeth on either edge of the gap for support.
A dental bridge is used to replace a single gap. A partial denture, on the other hand, can replace multiple gaps with a single prosthetic device.
Are you in need of a dental bridge to replace missing teeth? If so, contact your Albuquerque NM dentist, Dr. Miller, today to schedule an appointment or a consultation by calling (505) 596-4479. Also, visit our website to view the smile gallery, print patient forms, and read reviews from our patients. We look forward to treating families from Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and surrounding communities.
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