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Why a Dental Bridge Could Be Just the Solution You Need

May 21, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Matthew Wenzel
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Living with multiple missing teeth affects your life every day. Not only is your confidence and self esteem affected because you feel embarrassed about talking or smiling, but you also can't eat the healthy foods you used to enjoy regularly, which impacts your nutrition and overall health. A dental bridge may be just the solution you need!

What is a Dental Bridge?

If you're missing one or more adjacent teeth a bridge can be the ideal solution. Using dental crowns anchored to healthy teeth, a bridge has prosthetic teeth attached that fill in the space left by your missing teeth. It's designed to match your existing teeth, so it complements your smile with a natural look.

Keeping your anchor crowns clean is important for maintaining the longevity of your bridge. You can brush and floss around them, and with regular dental checkups your bridge can last for few years.

What is an Implant Supported Bridge?

Dental implants can also be used to support a dental bridge. Titanium posts are placed into your bone to support the anchor crowns. Implants present a firm and stable foundation for a dental bridge and they also work to keep your bone healthy and stimulated so you have better longevity from your bridge.

Dental Bridges in Webster Groves, MO

Dr. Wenzel can determine the best tooth replacement option to meet your needs. Implants do require enough healthy bone structure to properly support the implant, and he can determine the health of your bone through an x-ray. There are also other tooth replacement options that can be discussed if dental bridges in Webster Groves are not your best option.

Don't let missing teeth affect your daily life or you confidence any longer! Contact Webster Groves Dental today to learn more about how we can help restore your smile.


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