Dental Bridge Treatment for the Plymouth MN Area
Depending on your specific dental needs, placement of a dental bridge may be a great solution for you. A dental bridge is a treatment used to fill the space where one or more teeth have fallen out or have been removed. A typical dental bridge consists of a pontic (filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding crowns (abutments). Once complete, this dental bridge structure is bonded in place to fill the gap left by the missing tooth/teeth. Without use of a dental bridge, space in the mouth can cause multiple teeth to shift. This can lead to occlusion (biting) and/or jaw problems as well as periodontal disease. Dental bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
At Arbor Lakes Dental in the Champlin area, we pay attention to the need for dental bridges. Correct chewing and use of teeth require optimal contact of upper and lower teeth. The lack of correct contact can cause overlong upper or lower teeth in the area of missing teeth, a deterioration of existing teeth, and malocclusion, which means that a person can acquire an inability to properly chew and digest food properly, creating discomfort and other complications when the person attempts to compensate for the malocclusion. Dental bridges can help correct the issues caused by missing teeth and allow our patients to live without the associated worries.
How Dental Bridges Work
Dental bridges are customized to accommodate each of our patients’ individual needs. The abutment (connection with nearby teeth) and root surface area, as well as contact of upper and lower teeth, determine the need and specifications for a dental bridge. Maple Grove dentist Dr. Sledd and our expert staff at Arbor Lakes Dental precisely prescribe specifications for a dental bridge. We carefully measure those factors and provide a “prosthetic” (artificial substitute containing perfectly matched created artificial teeth) for the missing element, which attaches to the adjacent teeth and provides successful occlusion. We rely only on proven results and expert technology.
Give us a call for fill out the form on the right today to learn more about dental bridges and why Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, minutes north of Plymouth MN, is such a great place to receive your dental bridge and other dental treatments.