Get Your Next Set of Dental Bridges in Northwest Las Vegas, Nevada
It can be difficult for people who have missing teeth to feel comfortable with their smile. Sometimes, people become self-conscious as a result of losing teeth or having lost teeth in the past. When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, patients of Dr. Trobough have a lot of options to choose from, and bridges are a great option for anyone who is wanting to replace a missing tooth.
Working with the latest technologies and procedures the dedicated and highly skilled team at Trobough Dental will walk you through the process of getting a dental bridge, and they’ll get you on your way to feeling great about your teeth in no time. Because of an on-site dental lab, we will be able to take impressions and prepare your new bridge faster than other dental office. Want to learn more about dental bridges and how they can improve the look and function of your smile? Read on or call us for more information and to book an appointment today.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A bridge is a non-invasive dental appliance that is commonly used to replace a missing tooth or replace several teeth. Dr. Trobough will examine the area where the tooth is missing and determine if you are a good candidate for a bridge. A bridge quite literally “bridges the gap” between two or more teeth in your mouth. Bridges are commonly made of gold, porcelain, or alloys because of their strength and durability over time.
How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate for a dental bridge, Dr. Trobough will take impressions of the missing tooth and surrounding area to send over to the dental lab — which is on site! — and a dental technician will build you a dental appliance that consists of crowns which will go over surrounding teeth, abutments, and a pontic, which is a false tooth that will replace the missing one. It can be a very simple process, where very little preparation needs to be done in order to get ready to place the bridge. Sometimes, surrounding teeth need to be filed down in order to make room for the crowns that will be placed on them to hold the false tooth in place. It is a relatively painless procedure and once you have received your bridge, it takes no time at all to place in your mouth.
While you wait for your new bridge to come back to our office from the on-site dental lab, you will be given a temporary bridge. Your permanent bridge will be placed in your mouth on top of two surrounding teeth and secured with dental adhesive.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are three common types of bridges that are used in dental practices today. We determine which type of bridge is right for you during an examination or consultation appointment. If you have more questions about the options available for replacing missing teeth, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Summerlin dental office today.
Cantilever Bridges: The replacement tooth is only secured on one tooth.
Maryland Bridges: If placing a crown is difficult, Maryland bridges are a good option for treatment because they attach to the back of surrounding teeth, rather than fit over existing teeth. They are less common and not as strong as other types of bridges.
Implant Supported Bridges: If you have more than one missing tooth, you might be eligible for implant supported bridges, whereby you’ll undergo implant surgery to place titanium rods into your gums, and then bridges can be placed over the titanium rods using crowns and bridges. Sometimes, partial dentures can be secured this way as well.
Why Should You Consider Bridges?
There are a number of benefits why you should consider replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge. For starters, when you are missing teeth, your other teeth can move from their intended positioning in your mouth, which can cause problems for you down the road. In addition, spaces in your teeth can increase the risk of infection to the area and surrounding teeth. What’s more, when you have missing teeth, you might tend to favour the other side of your mouth, which could impact your bite — which is the way in which your upper and lower teeth come together to form their proper shape. When you make accommodations in the way you eat because of a missing tooth, you can wear away surrounding teeth faster. Finally, you should consider bridges for your missing teeth because having a full set of teeth not only looks good, it can actually help you speak better. You might find that you whistle when you talk, or that you find it hard to pronounce words if you are missing more than one tooth. Talk to our expert dental team today about how dental bridges can help you regain control over your life and improve your smile for the better.
Contact Us Today
Want to learn more about how bridges can help you replace missing teeth in an easy and economical way? Contact Trobough Dental today to discuss your options and to make an appointment with one of our friendly team members.