Bridges & Dentures
Custom, Lifelike Dental Bridges
Despite the advantage that modern preventive and restorative dentistry offers in preserving your smile, many patients are faced with tooth loss at some point in their lives. Fortunately, advanced dental restoration includes highly lifelike dental bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures to help patients regain the confidence of a full, healthy, and beautiful smile following tooth loss.
A dental bridge is a custom prosthesis that consists of a lifelike replacement tooth, or pontic, that fills the gap in your smile. To stay in place, the pontic is supported by dental crowns that are bonded to the healthy teeth closest to the gap, known as abutment teeth. The pontic and supportive crowns are designed according to highly precise measurements of your teeth and dental ridge, allowing the bridge to blend in imperceptibly with the natural teeth surrounding it.
Partial and Full Dentures
Patients who’ve lost several or all of their teeth may not benefit from a dental bridge. Instead, your dentist can design a partial denture (for several lost teeth) or full denture (for complete tooth loss) to restore your smile. A full denture consists of an entire row of lifelike replacement teeth that are situated on a comfortable, gum-colored plastic base.
A partial denture consists of a comfortable base that fits along your upper or lower dental ridge, with replacement teeth only in the spaces where you’ve lost teeth. The appliance utilizes small, comfortable clasps that fit comfortably and discreetly around the healthy teeth that are still present on your dental ridge.
Rebuild Your Smile with a Bridge or Denture
If you’ve lost one, several, or all of your teeth, then we can help you rebuild your smile with a custom-designed dental bridge or denture. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call Bella Family Dental in Dallas, TX, today at 972-290-0903.