How Can Dental Bridges Help Your Mouth?

Published on January 9, 2017

If you’ve ever lost a tooth, you probably understand that some tasks that had been simple can be much more difficult. For instance, if you’re missing teeth you could struggle to pronounce some sounds and to chew comfortably. Luckily, there are several options you can consider—including a dental bridge.

Dental bridges, which are designed to match the color and appearance of your natural teeth, are also anchored by your natural teeth. If this isn’t possible, our team may attach your bridge to an implant. In other instances, we could use an implant and a natural tooth to secure your bridge.

Typically, bridges are made to replace up to three consecutive teeth. Once a bridge is placed, your smile should look and feel natural. In fact, once a bridge is placed, you’ll be able to speak regularly, and chew and eat comfortably again.

Our team may need two visits to place your bridge. You see, time is needed to prepare your natural teeth for a bridge and to make sure your bridge looks and feels like your natural teeth. While you’re waiting for your permanent teeth to be placed, our team will place a temporary bridge. During your second appointment, we’ll place your permanent bridge.

Would you like to learn more about dental bridges? Are you interested in learning more about you’re your other restoration options? Would you simply like to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Samaniego? If so, we invite you to call Las Cruces Dental Associates at 575.523.1479. We’ll be happy to address any concerns you could have and offer you personalized advice. We look forward to hearing from you soon!