If you require a tooth replacement, but your jaw is not strong enough to effectively hold a dental implant in place, and alternative treatment to consider is a dental bridge. Dental bridges are permanently affixed to your smile and can slide into the gaps were missing teeth once were and connect to nearby teeth.
If missing teeth are not replaced, it can lead to a severe downturn in your oral health because it can damage your teeth further and cause your jaw to weaken. Thus, a dental bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, should be applied. Dental bridge treatments are extremely effective because not only will they help restore lost functions associated with missing teeth, but they will dramatically improve the visual appearance of your smile by giving you a complete set of teeth. Dental bridges are also extremely effective for space maintenance and can restore lost functions such as speech impediments and even improve bite stability. With the proper care, dental bridges can provide decades of support.
If you would like to consult with a dentist in Little Rock, Arkansas, you are welcome to contact Dr. Rebecca Barfield and our team about dental bridges. To schedule an appointment at our dentist office of Jolly Family Dentistry, call 501.228.6360.