Rebuild Your Smile with a Bridge or Denture
Keeping your smile consistently healthy with good hygiene and regular preventive care goes a long way in helping you preserve your smile. In fact, many patients can avoid tooth loss their entire lives with the right care and maintenance. However, for now, there is no guarantee against tooth loss, and patients who experience it have a better chance at preserving the rest of their smiles by replacing their lost teeth as soon as possible. With a custom dental bridge, partial or complete denture, you can rebuild your smile no matter how many teeth you may have lost.
Custom-Made Dental Bridges
Losing a single tooth may not seem like a big deal at first, but ignoring it can lead to a wide range of increasingly worse dental health issues. A dental bridge can help you avoid this by replacing your lost tooth with a highly lifelike prosthetic one (also known as a pontic) to fill the gap in your smile. The pontic is supported by a pair of dental crowns that are bonded to the teeth adjacent to your lost one. In some cases, a bridge may consist of more than one pontic if adjacent teeth are lost, as well.
Partial and Complete Dentures
While a dental bridge may consist of more than one pontic, it still wouldn’t suffice to replace lost teeth that aren’t next to each other. Instead, your dentist may recommend and design a partial denture that fits around your remaining teeth and replaces the lost ones. This helps you replace multiple lost teeth while also supporting the healthy, natural teeth that remain. If no healthy teeth remain on your upper or lower dental ridge, then a complete denture consisting of an entire row of replacement teeth will be more appropriate.
A Bridge or Denture for Any Need
Tooth loss can mean one, several, or all of your teeth are missing, but with a custom-bridge or denture, you can get your smile back. To benefit from a custom-designed bridge or denture, or to schedule an appointment, call the Sunny Smiles office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in East and Northeast El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.