Understanding More About Dental Bridges

Dental health professionals and patients alike have known for ages that replacing lost teeth is important. Over the years, however, the ways in which we address tooth loss have advanced significantly. For instance, dental bridges and dentures today not only fill in the spaces in your smile left by missing teeth, but also restore your smile’s youthful and attractive appearance. For patients throughout Oxnard, CA, modern dental bridges are a highly effective and customizable solution that helps address most of the serious concerns surrounding tooth loss.

The Way a Dental Bridge Works

A dental bridge consists of one or multiple replacement teeth, known as pontics, that are designed to accurately mimic the size, shape, and appearance of the tooth/teeth you’ve lost. The pontics are bordered by equally lifelike dental crowns that are designed to mimic the teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile. The crowns are attached to these teeth, known as abutment teeth, in order to keep your bridge and replacement teeth steady as you bite and chew. Once in place, your bridge will rebuild your bite’s ability to function properly as well as reestablish your healthy, confident smile.

Could Your Bridge Be Better?

The secret to a dental bridge’s success is its ability to rebuild your smile, and for many patients, a bridge can do that more successfully with the help of dental implants. Using one or more inserted posts for support instead of healthy abutment teeth, an implant-supported bridge fills in the visible part of your smile as well as the teeth roots that once rested in your jawbone. Replacing these roots helps ensure that your jawbone retains enough stimulation to keep it strong and healthy for life.

Find Out if a Dental Bridge Could Fix Your Smile

If you’ve lost one or a couple teeth, then a traditional or implant-supported dental bridge may be able to effectively rebuild your smile. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Oxnard Dentistry in Oxnard, CA, today at (805) 604-9999. We also proudly serve patients from in and around Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Moore Park, and all surrounding communities.