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Dental Bridges – Hutchinson, KS

Say “Goodbye!” to the Gaps in Your Smile

Man's perfect smile If you are missing any teeth and are committed to maintaining good oral hygiene practices, then you may be a good candidate for dental bridges in Hutchinson. A bridge is the natural solution for filling the space left in the mouth by missing teeth, and it can not only connect an altered bite but improve your chewing ability and speech as well. Without a bridge, the space that missing teeth leave can cause the surrounding teeth to drift out of position and leave the gums and teeth more susceptible to decay. To learn more about how to best fight your tooth loss problem, give our office a call and make an appointment with Dr. Ringler today!

What is a Dental Bridge?

dental bridge in Hutchinson A bridge is a dental appliance that replaces the space left by one or more natural missing teeth. It essentially “bridges” the space between two teeth. The non-removable device consists of three units: a pontic (false tooth) that is fused between two crowns that are cemented to abutment teeth.

 

Dental bridges are often used to:

Types of Dental Bridges

patient learning about dental bridges in Hutchinson During your consultation, Dr. Ringler will conduct a detailed examination of your mouth and ask about your smile goals to determine whether or not this option is right for you. He’ll also ask about your medical and oral health history. Based on your discussion, he’ll recommend one of the following:

Traditional Bridge

traditional dental bridge in Hutchinson A traditional bridge is the most popular way to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. The device is anchored to your mouth crowns. Of course, it’s important to note that this option will require the alteration of your natural teeth to replace the missing ones.

Implant Bridge

closeup of implant bridge in Hutchinson Another great option to consider are implant bridges, which are secured to your mouth using two dental implants instead of crowns. They’re placed on either side of the gap in your smile. Once they’ve fused with the jawbone, we’ll be able to attach the bridge to the implants to complete your smile. Best of all, this treatment doesn’t require the alteration of your existing teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

man smiling after getting dental bridge in Hutchinson By choosing to get a dental bridge in Hutchinson, you can expect to enjoy a wide range of benefits, including: