Multiple factors could cause tooth loss, from severe infections to gum disease or even injury. When gaps appear in your smile due to missing teeth, then the health of your smile could suffer. Fortunately, we can help people in Mansfield, TX, by placing a lifelike dental bridge. How do we design and create these natural looking prosthetics?
Creating a Natural Looking Prosthetic
How do we create new teeth that blend with your smile? First, for traditional bridges we need to repair the teeth on either side of the missing ones, which means removing a small amount of tooth structure. We then take detailed impression and images of your smile. At a dental lab, an expert ceramist will use the impressions and pictures we took to design a prosthetic from lifelike materials, such as ceramic. Not only can ceramic withstand powerful bite forces, but the material can be shaded to match the rest of your smile and mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel.
Dental Implant Prosthetics
With a traditional bridge, we create new teeth with crowns attached to each end. We then place the crowns on the teeth we prepared, securing the new ones firmly. However, we also have an option that preserves the teeth around your missing ones, while also offering greater stability and a longer lasting tooth replacement. Instead of crowns, dental implants will be attached to the new teeth. The dental implants will be inserted into the jawbone, bonding with the one tissue like a natural tooth root. We then attach the bridge itself. With proper care and attention, your new teeth could potentially last decades. We also address single lost teeth, as well as a full fixed denture.
Maintaining Your New Prosthetic
How do you care for your new teeth? We suggest taking time each day to brush twice for two minutes, and floss every night. You should also clean your bridge. We also suggest cleaning the place between the top of the gums and bottom of the prosthetic, where food could potentially accumulate. Proper care helps prevent the issues that could compromise your new teeth, such as advanced gum disease or dental infection. Don’t let tooth loss have negative impacts on your overall quality of life, talk to our team about a secure and natural looking replacement option. We’re ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and start you on the road toward a healthy and whole smile.
Ready to Treat Your Tooth Loss?
If you have lost one or more teeth, then talk to our team about possible replacement options. For more information on our lifelike dental replacements, schedule a consultation by calling our dentist’s office in Mansfield, TX, today at 817-473-6227.