Dental Bridges – Wauwatosa, WI
Enjoy a Complete, Fully Functioning Smile Once Again
Millions of Americans suffer from extensive tooth loss. If you have one or more consecutive gaps in your smile, you know firsthand just how much it can affect your quality of life. Luckily, you don’t have to live that way forever. At Wauwatosa Dental Arts, we offer a high-quality tooth-replacement solution known as dental bridges to replace your missing teeth. Not only can they improve your appearance, but they will help you eat and speak with complete confidence once again. To learn more about dental bridges in Wauwatosa, continue reading or schedule a consultation with one of our dentists today!
Why Choose Wauwatosa Dental Arts for Dental Bridges?
- Natural-Looking & Long-Lasting Results
- High-Quality, Durable, & Reliable Dental Restorations
- Insurance-Friendly Dental Practice
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that closes, or “bridges”, the gaps in your smile. It’s held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. The ideal candidate for a dental bridge is someone who has great oral and overall health, strong teeth free of decay, and missing one to four consecutive teeth. Although dental bridges can be made from a variety of materials, they’re often made from porcelain or ceramic for natural-looking results. Since those are color-matched to your tooth enamel, they’ll blend seamlessly with your remaining teeth once in place. No one will be able to tell you have a restoration!
Types of Dental Bridges
At your consultation, our team will conduct an oral examination to determine whether or not you’re eligible for a dental bridge. We’ll ask about your smile goals, review your medical and oral health history, and assess your unique needs to decide which treatment option is right for you. Based on our findings, we’ll recommend one of the following types of dental bridges:
A traditional dental bridge is anchored to your mouth with crowns. It’s often used to replace one or more missing teeth that are right next to each other. With this option, your natural teeth will need to be altered to replace the missing ones.
Implant bridges are an excellent alternative that provides unmatched stability and durability. They’re secured to your mouth using two dental implants instead of dental crowns. Each titanium post is placed on either side of the gap in your smile. Once the implant has fused with the surrounding bone tissue via osseointegration, we’ll attach the dental bridge to the posts to complete your smile. What’s more, this treatment option requires no alteration of your natural teeth!
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
Many patients opt for dental bridges because they boast a wide range of benefits, including:
- Maintained alignment of your remaining teeth
- Improved oral health
- Jawbone preservation with implant bridges
- Long-lasting results (up to 15 years with traditional bridges and over 35 years with implant bridges)
- Natural-looking artificial teeth that blend seamlessly with existing teeth
- Lower maintenance and easy to care for