Losing teeth to an accident or decay can dramatically alter a person's appearance, so sometimes it's very traumatic for them. Replacing their teeth can revitalize their appearance, allow them to eat normally, and regain some confidence. While many options exist for replacing teeth, getting bridges at Garrettsville Dental Group is one of the quickest ways to get your life back to normal.
Our dentists in Garrettsville, OH can provide several options for replacing teeth. You can choose from:
However, a bridge may be your best option if you want your new teeth quickly. It can take several months before implants are ready to function properly as teeth. Partials or full dentures are ready to use quickly, but you may not have lost as many teeth as they replace. With bridges near you, you wouldn’t need to take out more teeth than you lose.
In most cases, a bridge can replace one to four teeth. However, in some circumstances, a bridge can replace more than four teeth, but the ideal number is four. Along with replacing the teeth that you lose, you would also need two anchor teeth to hold the bridge in place. The anchors are at each end of the bridge with dental crowns on them.
Our dentists near you trim the anchor teeth so that the crowns fit over the teeth and then glued in place. Although the bridges are detachable, the intent is for them to be as permanent as possible. Once in place, a bridge can last up to 10 years or more if you are vigilant with your oral hygiene and get regular checkups.
It’s vital to replace any teeth that you lose. Otherwise, the remaining healthy teeth will start drifting toward the empty sockets. If this happens, the teeth can loosen and fall out. However, replacing your teeth with bridges near you will help them stay in place, and stimulate the jawbone to keep it from deteriorating.
Contact our offices at Garrettsville Dental Group and make an appointment with our dentists to discuss getting a bridge to replace your teeth and save your smile.