Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson at Gunnerson Dental in Payson, Utah, is happy to offer fixed dental bridges as a valuable option for our patients requiring help for missing teeth. So let’s take a brief look at what fixed dental bridges may offer your smile!
Dental bridges bridge the gap between missing teeth in your smile. They can bring back your smile, allow you to speak and chew normally, keep teeth from shifting position, and maintain your facial features. They can also allocate the forces in your bite correctly as they replace lost teeth.
A fixed bridge is for those who have lost all of their pearly whites but still have plenty of supporting jawbone to support an implant. The fixed bridge is usually screwed to the implant or cemented, which means you cannot remove them. Fixed bridges are typically made of porcelain fused to metal. In addition, with a fixed dental bridge your teeth emerge from the gums so you won’t have anything going over your gums or touching the palate.
If you take good care of your remaining teeth along with your gums with diligent daily cleaning and bi-annual professional cleanings and exams, your fixed dental bridge can well last longer than ten years. Eating a healthy diet and maintaining good oral habits go a long way to making sure your smile can support your fixed bridge and vice versa.
If you have further questions or concerns for our dentist, Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson, please call 801-658-0102 at Gunnerson Dental to speak to a member of our staff in Payson, Utah. We are happy to schedule a consultation or answer any questions or concerns you may have, and help you cross the smile gap with a dental bridge!