Recovering Your Smile with a Bridge or Denture
When tooth loss occurs, choosing the right prosthesis to address it is the best way to recover your smile’s youthful appearance. In fact, modern bridges and dentures are a vital part of many patients’ dental health and function, and the reason they can continue to smile confidently. Designed to address all stages of tooth loss, bridges and dentures consist of highly lifelike replacement teeth that are custom-fashioned according to your healthy, natural teeth. In many cases, they can even be supported by a series of dental implants that are inserted into the jawbone to mimic your lost teeth roots.
Addressing All Stages of Tooth Loss
A dental bridge is made to replace one or more adjacent lost teeth, and the replacements (pontics) are supported by lifelike dental crowns on either side of the bridge. When bonded in place, the prosthesis completes your smile by filling in the gap created by your lost tooth/teeth. For more significant cases of tooth loss, a partial or full denture can be made according to your specific needs. For example, if you’ve lost all of your teeth on one or both dental ridges, then a full denture can restore them all with a complete ridge of highly lifelike replacements. If you still retain some healthy, natural teeth, then your dentist can design a partial denture that only consists of replacement teeth where needed and offers support for the teeth that remain.
Replacing Lost Teeth with Custom Bridges & Dentures
With a custom-made dental bridge or denture, you can recover your confidence in your smile as well as the proper function and balance of your bite. To schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585. Our office is located on the south west corner of 75th and State Line at the Crossroads of Prairie Village, Waldo, Brookside, Mission Hills , Leawood and Overland Park, just minutes from I-435 and State Line as well as I-35 and 75th Street.