September 27, 2016
Hello and welcome to the Synergy Dental Center blog!
If you live in the Gillette, Wyoming area, we’d love to see your smiling face in one of our chairs this Fall. However, we realize that you might not feel much like smiling if you are an adult living with the aftermath of tooth loss.
We understand completely how traumatic, painful, annoying, embarrassing, and unhealthy such a situation can be. But what we want you to know is that Dr. Porter can help you restore your smile and improve your quality of life with a dental bridge.
In today’s post we will explore this restorative treatment. So, keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your consultation in our comfortable office on Lakeway Road.
Why Try A Dental Bridge?
As we already mentioned, dental bridges are one of the methods used by Dr. Porter to replace a lost tooth or teeth.
It really is imperative that something be done to address the situation before it gets any worse. You see, when you have teeth missing, over time, the surrounding teeth will shift themselves and move into the space previously occupied by the lost tooth. This can affect how well you can bite and chew your food, and it won’t look so hot either.
But, like we said, there is hope! A dental bridge can fill in that gap and provide the support that once came from your missing tooth or teeth.
This simple restorative solution can help keep your teeth where they belong and will enhance the appearance of your smile. Truth be told, your smile will probably look better than it has in years, once we are through with you.
What Keeps A Dental Bridge Secure?
That is up to you in a sense. The answer depends on whether you opt for a traditional fixed bridge or an implant-supported bridge. Dr. Porter will help you make that determination when you come into our Gillette, WY dentist’s office for your dental bridge consultation.
But here’s how it breaks down: with a traditional bridge, you have two types of crowns. The abutment crowns are on the outside, and these serve as the anchor points for your dental bridge. The crown or crowns in the middle of the bridge are called pontics.
You will have one pontic for each missing tooth, which means a traditional bridge will have two more crowns than the number of teeth that you are missing.
With an implant-supported bridge, we would place dental implants in your jaw instead of reshaping teeth to support the abutment crowns.
You would have one crown for each missing tooth. The number of implants would vary with the size of the bridge, which could include two or more dental crowns.
Learn More, Get Started!
You already know how much trouble missing teeth can introduce into your life. And you just learned that Dr. Porter and the rest of our talented team can turn things around for you with a dental bridge. So, what are you waiting for?
Contact us today at Synergy Dental Center to learn more and get started!