Using dental bridges to restore the smile after the loss or extraction of natural teeth
- Posted on: Nov 30 2018
At Sullivan Dental Center, patients in and around the area of St. Francisville, LA have access to solutions that are best for restoring the smile’s function and beauty. When men and women are faced with tooth loss and need to replace their smile with false teeth, they have a few separate options to consider. Some of the treatment options for tooth replacement include:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
While dentures are an economical solution, they often have metal that can show when patients smile or laugh. Dental implants can be expensive, though long-lasting. One of the best middle-of-the-road solutions that are both long-lasting and affordable is that of the dental bridge.
How dental bridges work
A dental bridge is used to “bridge the gap” between teeth when tooth loss occurs. This restoration is highly desirable in situations where one or more teeth within the dental arch need to be replaced. This restoration does require patients to have adjacent teeth to anchor the dental bridge in place, or even the placement of dental implants for a secure foundation. A dental bridge includes a crown on each site that is used for support, and pontics (false teeth) that are fused to the bridge. This restoration works seamlessly within the smile because it is fabricated with porcelain, which mimics natural tooth enamel. The dentist also fabricates this piece to match the color, shape, and size of the existing teeth so that no one will know that the restoration is even there! Our dentists pride themselves in providing treatments that not only improve the function and health of the smile but integrate perfectly into the smile for a cosmetic appearance.
Contact Sullivan Dental Center today to discuss your options for tooth replacement
Whether you are considering a dental bridge or want to learn more about implants and dentures, the team at Sullivan Dental Center can assist you! Our St. Francisville, LA area practice is conveniently located at 5436 Commerce Street and can be reached by phone for an appointment at (225) 635-4422. Drs. Frank Sullivan, Clay Couvillon, and Candice Sullivan can provide patients solutions for when tooth replacement is necessary to maintain oral health, wellness, beauty, and functionality.
Posted in: Crowns & Bridges