Dental Bridges at Mint Dental in Bradenton, FL
A restorative dentist repairs teeth affected by tooth decay, traumatic injury, or discoloration. Dr. Monika Aneja at Mint Dental in Bradenton offers a full range of restorative dental treatments. In addition to fillings and individual crowns, dentures, dental implants, veneers, and bonding, she is an expert in treating missing teeth with carefully designed bridges.
A bridge replaces a missing tooth by splinting three or more crowns together, using adjacent teeth on each side of the space as anchors. In order to replace missing teeth with a bridge, the anchor teeth need to be shaved down to accommodate the crowns. This process may present future complications for the anchor teeth, such as the need to perform root canal therapy if the nerves become inflamed.
In Many Cases, a Dental Implant is the Preferred Treatment
Do you know that the gold standard of care today is to have missing teeth replaced with prostheses supported by dental implants?
There are many advantages to dental implants, and although the cost of a bridge may be less in the short run, bridges are not as long lasting. The cost of a bridge is commonly comparable to the cost of an implant over the long term. Here are the advantages of dental implants instead of bridges for your consideration and discussion with Dr. Aneja:
- Prevent bone loss.
- Keep teeth from shifting.
- Improve your bite.
- Prevent wear on remaining teeth.
- Prevent changes in facial structure.
You will eat all the foods you enjoy, speak normally, and be able to easily clean your missing tooth replacement. As in the case of a bridge, Dr. Aneja uses the highest quality materials and care to ensure your appearance is naturally beautiful and your bite is harmonious for your comfort and the protection of your teeth.
Dr. Aneja will discuss all the treatment options that are appropriate for your circumstance and you will have opportunity to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each prior to making your treatment decisions. You can trust her to have your best interest in mind at all times and trust her and her staff to make you comfortable in their office.
Call today to learn more about dental bridges and schedule the treatment you need to improve your health, comfort and appearance. You’ll be minimizing the dentistry you need over your lifetime and improving the quality of your life by restoring your mouth to replace missing teeth.
Smile with confidence!
For a textbook definition on dental bridges, read this article