How fixed dental bridges can replace missing teeth

Extracted or lost teeth not only cause a cosmetic issue within the smile. They can also impact the health and function of the smile. Dr. Stanley Ngo of Dallas, Texas, is a restorative dental professional who offers several ways for patients to replace their teeth. The fixed dental bridge is a reliable option for patients missing one or more teeth in a row.

Dental Bridge
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.

Using fixed dental bridges to replace missing teeth

Dr. Ngo of SK2 Dental in Dallas, Texas, often recommends a fixed dental bridge to replace missing teeth. This type of restoration is most often used when there are only a few consecutive missing teeth and the surrounding natural teeth are healthy enough to support the bridge. The bridge consists of two crowns that go over the adjacent teeth (also known as abutment teeth) with replacement teeth attached between them.

What to expect during single tooth bridge treatment

Our dentist Dr. Ngo first prepares the abutment teeth by reducing their size so that the crowns can fit on top. Once this is done, impressions are taken of the prepared teeth and any other necessary areas to create an exact model of your mouth for the lab technician to use. Finally, a temporary bridge will be placed until your permanent bridge is ready. Our team will contact you when your final restoration is ready for placement, during which you will return to the office for the removal of the temporary bridge and the placement of the final ceramic teeth bridge.

What other options are available?

Alternatively, you may want to ask about other solutions available at our practice for tooth replacement, including dental implants and dentures. Learning about all the treatments available for replacing missing teeth will assist you in making an educated decision regarding the best solution for your unique situation.

How do I learn more about dental bridges?

If you are interested in finding a more permanent way to replace missing teeth, the team at SK2 Dental of Dallas, TX, encourages you to call the office to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Stanley Ngo. Call (469) 331-5444 to request time to speak to our team about this and other restorative services available at our office.