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Bridges & Dentures - Return to Restorative Dentistry

A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile

Bridge ImageIf you've lost teeth due to accident, injury, or Gum Disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A Bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.

What is a Fixed Bridge?

First of all, a Bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with Crowns A Fixed Bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (Crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment Crowns. The style of Bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a Dental Implant, may offer a solid alternative. For an appliance that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a Fixed Bridge may last at least 8 to10 years.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Dentures ImageComplete dentures removable prosthetics are used to replace missing teeth for people with no remaining teeth. Dentures may also be used for people who have lost several teeth. In this case, the appliance is called a partial denture.

Dentures ImageTooth loss may result from periodontal disease, tooth decay, or traumatic injury. It is very important to replace missing teeth.

The ill effects of not doing so can be a shift in remaining teeth, an inability to bite and chew properly, as well as a sagging facial appearance, which makes one appear older than they are. The beauty of dentures today is that they are designed to be comfortable and functional. They are very similar in appearance to natural teeth, and can improve a smile or facial appearance.

"With state-of-the-art Cosmetic and General Dentistry, Dr. Schuyler serves patients from the greater Wichita area. Call now to reserve your private consultation and comprehensive examination with Dr. Schuyler."

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