Missing teeth can cause neighboring teeth to shift out of place and damage them.
Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, can restore your smile and protect your dental health with natural-looking dental bridges.
Dr. Ann Sielicki, a noted cosmetic dentist, tailors treatment to your needs by offering both traditional and implant-supported bridges.
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Missing teeth are a hassle when eating and, if the gap is in the front, can make it uncomfortable to smile. There are also other problems you may not notice at first. Gaps allow nearby teeth to slowly shift out of place. When that happens, your teeth no longer mesh together harmoniously and can cause new wear in unexpected places. Missing teeth also let the bone in your jaw deteriorate, which could lead to more tooth loss.
Dr. Ann Sielicki at Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, can restore your smile and bite, and also help prevent future tooth loss with a dental bridge. She has been providing Scottsdale with exceptional care since 1999 and has patient comfort down to a science.
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Dr. Sielicki Discusses Dental Bridges
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A traditional bridge is held in place by nearby teeth on either side of the gap, which are reshaped to support the dental crowns. This method has been used to replace missing teeth for decades. However, due to the strain on the natural teeth, there is a limit to how many teeth can be replaced with the bridge. Generally, the maximum number of teeth that can be replaced is four.
Implant-supported bridges are held in place by dental implants, small posts that act like tooth roots and are surgically inserted into the jaw. Since the implants need time to fuse with the jawbone, this method takes longer, but implants can last decades or even a lifetime. Only the bridge itself will need to periodically be replaced. Implants can also support more teeth in a bridge.
Interested in an Implant-Supported Bridge?
The timeline for an implant-supported bridge is longer than that of a traditional bridge, but many patients appreciate the bone-regenerating health benefits that only implant-supported options can offer.
Implants are also versatile when it comes to replacing missing teeth. If you are missing only one tooth, you won't need a bridge at all since a dental implant can be topped by a single tooth. If you are missing several teeth in a row, dental implants might be the preferred solution since implants can support longer stretches of teeth than traditional bridges. Learn about implant dentistry dental and the implant treatment timeline:
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