What Is A Dental Bridge?
A missing tooth can be a serious issue. Teeth were made to work together so when you lose one, the nearby teeth may tilt or drift into the empty space. The teeth in the opposite jaw could also shift into the space. This could place stress on your teeth and jaw joints, potentially causing pain or damage. It goes without saying that a missing tooth could make you feel subconscious and less likely to smile.
The experienced dentists with Waxahachie Family Dentistry® can close the gap from a missing tooth with the use of a dental bridge. The healthy teeth on either side of the gap are responsible for anchoring the false tooth, called a pontic. Pontics are usually made from porcelain so they blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Dental bridges may need to be replaced, generally every 5 to 15 years. With proper care, your dental bridge could last a bit longer!