Why Los Banos, CA area patients might choose fixed dental bridges for tooth loss

Missing teeth are more than just an aesthetic issue. Patients also experience reduced ability to chew and speak, might experience the shifting of their remaining teeth, and will also lose natural bone due to bone resorption. None of these are good. However, with the help of a quality dental provider, patients can address missing teeth with restorations. A popular solution is a fixed dental bridge available with Artistry in Smiles of Los Banos, CA.

What is a fixed dental bridge?

A fixed dental bridge is a restoration used to replace one or more teeth in a row using a single restoration made of porcelain. The restoration uses the adjacent teeth to hold it in place and allows a false tooth called a pontic to rest where the missing tooth once was. It is not a removable restoration but can last many years with proper care.

Replacing front teeth with a bridge

One of the more successful ways a bridge is used is for the teeth near the front of the smile. The adjacent teeth can support the bridge and allow patients to address one or more teeth in a row.

Am I a good fit for dental bridges?

A dental bridge may be right for you. The best way to find out is to connect with a dentist who offers dental bridges and can evaluate you. Most patients who have adjacent teeth surrounding the area where tooth loss has occurred will find that a dental bridge might be an option for them.

Alternatives to a dental bridge

Artistry in Smiles also provides alternatives for patients who might not be good candidates for bridges or looking for another way to repair the smile. These include dental implants and dentures. Again, discussing the options available with our team is the best way to make the most appropriate choice for your specific and unique needs!

Learn more about fixed dental bridgesReplace one or more teeth with a dental bridge, available at Artistry in Smiles of Los Banos, CA. The facility is located at 816 2nd Street in Los Banos, CA, and can be reached to schedule an appointment at (209) 812-0041. New and established patients and families are welcome!

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A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.