Alternatives to Dental Bridges
Though dental bridges are a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss, they do have a couple drawbacks for some patients:
- Bridges sit above the gum line and don’t offer any structural support in the jaw. With time, the jaw bone tissues can deteriorate and change the appearance of your face and smile.
- Some patients experience tooth decay in the teeth protected with the two dental crowns.
Though not all patients face these issues, some choose to forgo dental bridges in favor of dental implants. Implants are a restorative dentistry treatment that act as an artificial tooth root. Once placed, implants become integrated in the jaw bone and prevent bone tissue loss. A permanent dental crown is securely placed on the implant to provide a natural tooth appearance. As a free-standing restorative treatment, no neighboring dental crowns are required.
A Fuller, Natural-Looking Smile is Possible
Your Eagan dentist, Dr. Michael can fill in the gaps of your smile with a dental bridgetreatment. If you’re interested in having a dental bridge placed, or want to learn more about your tooth replacement options, contact our office to set up an appointment to learn more! Call us at 651-452-5511.