Do you have one or more missing teeth and the appearance of your smile has been altered? Gaps caused by missing teeth can be embarrassing and affect your self-confidence. One cosmetic dentistry option to replace missing teeth and restore the appearance of your smile is a dental bridge. If you live near Seguin or New Braunfels, TX, and want to explore dental bridges for replacing missing teeth, Sapphire Creek Dental offers these and other dental restorations.
Dental bridges use existing teeth to support prosthetic teeth that are used to replace missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges use teeth on either side of a missing tooth or teeth to secure metal bridgework that supports a prosthetic tooth. The teeth are fitted with dental crowns that are attached to the bridgework that is hidden behind the teeth and hold a prosthetic tooth in place. Once secured to existing teeth, the prosthetic tooth looks and functions like a natural tooth, restoring a complete smile and improving chewing, speaking and other oral functions.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Dental Bridge?
If you have one or more teeth missing with healthy ones on either side of the gap, it may be possible to use a dental bridge as a restoration option. While many people prefer dental implants for replacing single teeth, not everyone is a good candidate for implants. A dental bridge offers a fixed solution to replace missing teeth to improve the aesthetics and function of your smile.
You do not need to live with missing teeth. There are many dental restoration options available to give you back a beautiful smile. Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels, TX, offers cosmetic and restorative dentistry options to replace missing teeth, including beautiful dental bridges. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Archie Gomez to discuss tooth replacement options.