We want you to keep all of your teeth. If that’s not possible for any reason, we still want you to save as many teeth as you can.
And dental bridges can play a big role in helping patients who may already be missing teeth.
We have seen how our zirconium dental bridges have helped many patients at our New Albany, IN, dentist office. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have if you are trying to decide if a dental bridge is right for you, too.
Call (812) 945-7645 or fill out our online form to request a consultation. This will give Dr. Receveur or Dr. Frederick an opportunity to examine your mouth and jaw and to discuss how a bridge can make a difference in your daily life.
The Emotional Impact Of Missing Teeth
One of the things that many patients underestimate, at least at first, is the emotional effect of losing teeth.
How your teeth are lost doesn’t change that. You can lose teeth as a result of poor tooth decay or gum disease. You can lose your teeth in an accident of some kind. Regardless of why this happened, the end result is the same. Your smile has a gap in it.
Unfortunately, this can affect how other people respond to you in social and professional situations.
You may begin to feel uncomfortable smiling, talking, or eating in front of other people. This can cause other people to see you as an unhappy person. It can affect your self-confidence, and that can have real consequences on your quality of life.
You may begin turning down invitations to join your friends at a restaurant for lunch on the weekend. You may hesitate to apply for a job you are interested in. You may even pass on meeting a potential romantic interest because of your missing teeth.
We want all our patients to enjoy the good things that life has to offer. It’s why we offer zirconium dental bridges to restore their smiles and in many cases their self-esteem.
We are aware of the physical effects of missing teeth as well. You often can’t eat foods that you want to eat. Or you may have more difficulty eating specific foods due to your lost teeth.
Our dental bridges can certainly help with those concerns as well. Nevertheless, we also know that when someone feels confident about his or her smile, it can make a world of difference in his or her quality of life.
What A Dental Bridge Is
A dental bridge is created by bonding dental crowns together to replace missing teeth. (A dental crown is a replacement for the natural crown of your tooth.)
Our dental bridges are designed to do a few specific but important things for our patients.
First, your dental bridge is designed to look like your natural teeth. Your family and close friends may know that you have replacements for your missing teeth, but with time, they may not remember which teeth are real and which are “fake.” That’s how lifelike our dental bridges are.
Second, your dental bridge provides support for your remaining teeth. This is important because it can help prevent additional tooth loss.
When you are missing teeth, you have a gap in your smile. That can lead to teeth “drifting” into the open space, which can lead to more of your teeth falling out.
You don’t want that, and we don’t want that for you. A dental bridge helps to keep your remaining teeth where they should be so your smile looks complete.
Third, your zirconium dental bridge is durable.
The natural look of zirconium is one of its clear benefits, but its durability is equally important. Your zirconium bridge is strong enough to function like your natural teeth for decades with proper care.
With a zirconium bridge (especially one supported by dental implants), you can feel confident that you can eat the foods that you want to eat and that your bridge will remain in place.
Make The Right Decision For You
Getting replacement teeth is an important decision for anyone. Our dentists understand this. It’s why will take the time to explain what dental bridges can do and to answer your questions at our office in New Albany, IN.