If you live in Fargo, ND, and have ever wondered how a dental bridge can help you, now is a good time to talk to Dr. Jon Anderson or Dr. Brad Anderson at Anderson Dental Center.
Maybe you have lost a couple of teeth over time. Maybe you have suffered some trauma, like an accident or injury that has caused a gap in your smile. Fortunately, there are options available for people in Fargo who have suffered tooth loss or might be facing tooth loss. One of the most common – and most successful – fixes, according to the American Dental Association, is a dental bridge, a prosthetic tooth or teeth attached to two existing teeth. The prosthetic device literally “bridges” the gap or space where the missing tooth or teeth used to be.
There are a couple of different types of bridges:
- In a fixed bridge procedure, your Fargo dentist attaches a prosthetic tooth or teeth between two existing teeth that serve as anchors. The dentist may need to remove some enamel by grinding or filing down the two anchor teeth in order to attach the bridge. This is considered a permanent procedure because only your dentist can remove the bridge.
- An implant bridge is also a permanent procedure. In this procedure, the dentist would install two implants directly into your jawbone; these two prosthetic devices serve as the anchors for your bridge.
- A removable bridge is actually a partial denture made specifically for you. It can be taken in and out by you as you see fit.
Most bridges are made from ceramic, porcelain, metal alloys, or some combination of these materials. Your dentist will help you decide what is best for your needs.
The important thing to remember, however, is that you don’t have to continue living with tooth loss. A dental bridge can help restore your smile and, with it, your self-esteem.
If you are seeking a qualified dentist in Fargo, ND, or you are seeking more information as to how a dental bridge can help you, contact Dr. Jon Anderson or Dr. Brad Anderson at Anderson Dental Center. Call (701) 232-1368 to make an appointment today.