Posts for: August, 2016

By Michael C Scheske, DDS, PC
August 17, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental bridges  

Find out if this tooth replacement could be the ideal cosmetic solution for your smile.

You have so many choices for treating your tooth loss when you visit our Union, MO family dentist Dr. Michael Scheske. If you are dental bridgesmissing a tooth, then we may have already recommended that you get a dental bridge. Find out more about this procedure and whether this is the right option for you.

What is a dental bridge and how does it work?

These dental appliances are created to look and act just like real teeth. They can contain anywhere from one to three false teeth, which are supported by dental crowns on both ends. These two crowns are cemented over healthy natural teeth to help anchor the bridge into place to fill the gap where your missing tooth used to be.

Traditional bridges can be an easy and convenient way to replace missing teeth when the rest of your smile is healthy. However, you can also talk to our Union dentist about whether implant-supported bridges are a better option. Implants are embedded into the jawbone and can provide a great long-term solution to replacing your missing teeth.

Who is a good candidate for treatment?

If you are looking to replace up to three missing teeth then dental bridges could be a great option for you. Ideal candidates will be those in good health who don’t currently have issues with gum disease or decay. If any of these issues are detected during your physical evaluation they will need to be treated prior to getting your bridge.

If you choose to get implant-supported bridges then we will also want to evaluate the health of your jawbone and make sure there is enough healthy bone to support the implant. Those who have lost bone density may require bone-grafting surgery prior to getting their implants.

It’s time to find out if you are the ideal candidate for dental bridges. Call our Union, MO dental office today to schedule your next consultation. Let us know you are interested in getting dental bridges.