You may also suffer severe tooth decay that can lead to the need for a tooth extraction. Losing a tooth has several significant effects on your oral health, your smile, and your quality of life. No matter how you lose a tooth, it can have a significant impact on your entire life. Mark Romanelli, DDS can help with a bridge.
What Happens When You Lose a Tooth?
Bridges for Replacing Teeth
A bridge is a traditional treatment for replacing a missing tooth, although it can be used to replace up to three in a row. There are a few different types of bridges, including Maryland, cantilever, and fixed.
A fixed bridge is the most common type of bridge used. This restoration, commonly made out of a single piece of ceramic or porcelain, is designed to look like your natural tooth. The replacement, or Pontic, tooth fills the empty space. The Pontic tooth has two crowns, one on each side, that are there to anchor the restoration into place on the teeth adjacent to the gap. They hold the bridge securely in place, restoring the functions of the missing tooth and your smile.
How is a Bridge Placed?
What are the Benefits of a Bridge?
If you have suffered the loss of even just one tooth, it is important that you have it addressed right away. A bridge can be an effective way to restore the functions of your missing tooth and your smile. For more information, and to find out if a bridge is right for you, call Mark Romanelli, DDS at (805) 468-4659 today.
Bridge Versus an Implant