Losing teeth isn’t a guaranteed part of aging, but there are many progressive dental issues that still lead to tooth loss or extraction. For many patients, a modern dental bridge can offer a long-lasting and highly lifelike result for rebuilding a smile. A dental bridge consists of one or more custom-designed replacement teeth, known as pontics, and is bordered by additional crowns that are bonded to nearby healthy teeth. Because your bridge will be tailored to the exact size, shape, and appearance of the teeth you’ve lost, it can simultaneously restore your smile’s appearance while reestablishing your bite’s proper balance and function.

Dental Implants and Bridges

While highly effective, traditional dental bridges rely on the support of healthy tooth structure, which your dentist will have to modify to accommodate the crowns. Alternatively, your dentist may recommend supporting your bridge on dental implant posts. Similar to teeth roots, implants support your bridge by anchoring it to your jawbone, creating a highly lifelike and comprehensive replacement for your lost teeth and their roots. If you’ve only lost one tooth, then a single dental implant can be topped by a lifelike dental crown to replace the missing tooth.

Ask Your Dentist About a Modern Dental Bridge

If you’ve lost a tooth, or a couple of adjacent teeth, then speak with your dentist about the benefits of a modern dental bridge. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.