Restore Your Smile with a Dental Bridge for the Front Teeth
Tooth loss can make eating difficult and make patients feel self-conscious about their appearance, especially when the front teeth are missing. Dental bridges can be used to replace the front teeth, restoring the smile's appearance and improving dental function.
At Dental Solutions, Dr. Bill Stofer restores smiles and confidence with dental bridges for the front teeth. If you live in or around Warsaw, IN, and would more information about dental bridges for the front teeth, we welcome you to schedule a consultation.
Dental Bridges Can Restore the Front Teeth
Dental bridges can help restore the front teeth and other teeth that may be missing in the mouth, helping patients comfortably eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Dental bridges are natural looking, commonly made of porcelain. The porcelain used to make dental bridges can be colored to match the surrounding teeth, creating a seamless look.
There are different types of dental bridges, but they restore missing teeth in pretty much the same manner, by “bridging” the gap created by lost teeth. Let's take a closer look at the different types of dental bridges for replacing the front teeth.
Dr. Stofer offers implant-supported bridges at our practice in Warsaw as a permanent solution to help patients missing their front teeth regain their smile and dental function.
Implant-supported bridges consist of a dental bridge made of several false teeth sandwiched between two crowns. The crowns are then attached to dental implants, which are surgically placed within the jawbone. An attachment piece, called an abutment, is joined to the implant in order to connect the dental bridge to the implants.
Implant-supported bridges are good option for replacing the front teeth because they are the only restoration that mimics the tooth root. This allows people who are missing their front teeth to bite into many of their favorite foods without worrying about their bridgework coming out.
Traditional Removable Bridges
Traditional removable bridges, also called partial dentures, are a fast treatment process that doesn't require surgery and has no recovery time, making these bridges a good option for those who may not be good candidates for dental implant-supported bridges.
Traditional bridges attach within the mouth using two dental crowns on both ends of the dental bridge. These crowns fit over the natural teeth closest to the gap left by the missing front teeth.
Like removable dental bridges, fixed bridges attach within the mouth using dental crowns. The primary difference is that fixed bridges are bonded to the teeth to secure them in place and create more natural feeling dental function.
Fixed bridges are another good option for those who are unable to undergo dental implant treatment or who wish to avoid surgery.
Learn More about Dental Bridge Options
If you live in or near Warsaw and are missing your front teeth and would like to learn more about options to restore your smile and dental function, please call (574) 269-1199 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stofer.