As a patient of Wheatfield Family Dentistry in North Tonawanda, NY, you may enjoy a full array of dental treatments, including restorative dentistry. This is an area of dentistry that aims at restoring your mouth to its fullest function and may address missing teeth or teeth that are compromised by decay or injury. Among our offerings for restorative dentistry are dental bridges, and you may wonder if you are a candidate for a dental bridge or other restorative care, so let’s take a closer look at that issue now.
What Makes You a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?
As your preferred dentist in North Tonawanda, we may tell you that you are a candidate for a dental bridge if you are missing one or more adult teeth. Dental bridges, as the name itself explains, are meant to span the distance between teeth when one or more have been lost to decay, injury or aging. They provide fully functional teeth and are held in place at each end by “anchor” teeth. These can be two healthy teeth or teeth treated with dental crowns in order to prevent any wear, tear or damage to them.
Does it mean, in order to be a candidate for a dental bridge you must have those two perfectly healthy teeth at each end of the gap? Actually, that is not necessarily true and our dental bridge specialist may be able to provide methods for working around the issue. For example, dental implants and dental crowns work well for securing and stabilizing dental bridges.
Restore Your Smile With a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges are a fantastic form of restorative dentistry, and while not everyone ends up as a strong candidate for a dental bridge, our team can work with you to help you determine if it is the right answer for you. Are you eager to learn more about this treatment, or other restorative solutions? If so, feel free to give us a call at our North Tonawanda, NY office at 716-694-1777. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.