Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is important to prevent the development of additional dental problems down the road. Missing teeth not only affect your dental health, but also your sense of self confidence and daily quality of life.
At Kanning Dental in Lawson, MO, Dr. Kanning offers options to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are a conservative option that can restore dental health and bring back a functional, comfortable smile.
Types of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge can be either fixed or removable. A removable bridge is best when used as a temporary restoration. A fixed dental bridge can be supported in three ways: by natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of the two.
When the natural teeth are used to support the bridgework, a dental crown is typically placed to provide additional support and stability.
A dental bridge can last for many years with proper care and routine dental visits to ensure the health of remaining teeth and the integrity of the dental bridge. Dr. Kanning and his staff will provide daily care instructions to help you maintain your new appliance as well as healthy teeth between visits.