Dental advancements allow us to preserve your natural teeth for longer than ever; however, tooth loss is still a common occurrence. At least 120 million Americans are missing one or more teeth. If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you might be a candidate for a dental bridge in Stuart. As the most traditional solution to treat consecutive tooth loss, you can enjoy a complete, beautiful smile using the latest innovations in dentistry.
Every tooth is essential for a healthy, functional smile. Losing even one or two teeth can lead to several complications, like an increased risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. A fixed bridge is a simple way to preserve your smile. We recreate the portions of your missing teeth that are visible above the gumline using all-ceramic material. The bridge is held in place by bonding dental crowns to the adjacent teeth. As an alternative to a traditional bridge, we can also use dental implants to secure the restoration to your jawbone, so you won’t need to rely on healthy teeth for support.
If you’re ready to treat your tooth loss, you’ll first need a consultation with your dentist in Stuart. After creating a customized plan, you’re scheduled for the first phase of your treatment. We’ll perform a cleaning and prepare your abutment teeth by removing a small amount of enamel to allow the crowns to fit over them. We’ll take an impression of your mouth, which the dental lab will use to craft your replacement teeth. They will design your restorations to look natural to ensure they blend in when you smile. This can take a couple of weeks, so we may use temporary crowns to protect your teeth while you wait. Once your bridge and crowns have been sent back to our office, you’ll return to have them bonded in place. You’ll walk out of our office with a beautiful, complete smile using a solution that can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare.
If you prefer to permanently replace your missing teeth, we can use 1-2 implants to anchor your bridge to your jawbone. The titanium posts serve as new tooth roots to keep your jaw strong to stop dental drift. With the right aftercare, your dental implants can last for decades, so you’ll never need to worry about having them replaced.
A dental bridge is a convenient option to rebuild your smile. It offers many exceptional benefits, including:
You don’t need to live with the challenges of an incomplete smile. We can treat consecutive tooth loss with a dental bridge. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to restoring your beautiful smile.