Just as a bridge connects two piers together, a dental bridge connects two teeth together by using an additional tooth in the middle. A bridge is an option when replacing a missing tooth. A dental bridge can be used to replace multiple missing teeth. Its only limitation is the length of span and the health and strength of the abutment teeth.
When one or multiple teeth are lost, only three main options exist to replace the missing teeth: a dental implant, a partial denture, or a dental bridge. Sometimes a patient’s medical health or dental circumstances remove a dental implant from the list of options. At that point, if a patient doesn’t want to wear a partial denture, your dentist may recommend a dental bridge as the best available option.
A patient may also present with a missing tooth with crowns on the adjacent teeth flanking the area where the tooth is missing. In this case, a bridge is a good option because both adjacent teeth are already prepared to receive a bridge.
If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, talk to Dr. Jason Roe and discuss your options. If you know you aren’t a candidate for dental implants, perhaps a dental bridge in Dallas, Texas, is the best option for you. Come in and let us show you the process at Pro Dental Dallas. Come discover how you can leave with replacement teeth in as little as one visit!