Dental Bridges An Overview
A dental bridge is often used to replace one or several consecutive missing teeth, permanently replacing missing teeth to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Dr. Welinsky offers personalized care for replacing missing teeth, taking the time to understand your needs for the most successful outcomes.
Replacing missing teeth is important for many reasons, including the prevention of more complex dental problems related to tooth loss that can include:
- Periodontal disease
- Shifting of remaining teeth
- Bite problems
- Speech problems
- Changes to your diet
A dental bridge can be removable or fixed, anchored on either side by an existing tooth. In many cases, Dr. Welinsky will recommend capping an existing tooth with a dental crown for added strength and longevity.
Using dental implants, a dental bridge can be a fixed, permanent solution that will provide a lifetime of magnificent smiles. Dental implants will alleviate the need for removing healthy tooth structure from neighboring teeth to support the bridge. Dr. Welinsky will evaluate the condition of your oral health and work with you to determine if an implant supported bridge is the best solution for your needs.
During your consultation, Dr. Welinsky will discuss your personal oral health and cosmetic goals before deciding on a plan that is best suited to your needs.