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Bridge the gaps in your smile with dental bridges.
If you've lost a tooth due to trauma or decay, it's important to have it replaced as soon as possible. You'll maintain not only your smile's appearance, but your overall dental health. If just one or two teeth need to be restored, Dr. George Zatarain, your Reno, Nevada dentist, might recommend a bridge to fill in the space.
What is a dental bridge?
To the casual observer, bridges may look like your original teeth. However, they are a sophisticated appliance designed to fill in a small gap that exists between remaining natural teeth - hence their supportive name. Bridges are made up of the false tooth or teeth - called pontics - situated between two natural teeth that have been prepared and fitted with crowns to support the bridge. The whole appliance is cemented into place using a strong bonding material and the result is a seamless smile.
What are a bridge's advantages?
Bridges, like other dental restorations from Z Dentistry, do more than just fill in gaps. Pontics like those that Dr. Zatarain uses are typically made of ceramic or porcelain that has been fused to metal; both are strong, durable materials that offer an attractive, realistic look. Once in place, patients find that speaking and eating are easier without gaps. Best of all, they are easy to take care of; they just require a normal dental hygiene regimen and checkups with your Reno dental team, who will help you understand more about how to take care of your restorations. Bridges can last up to 15 years if they are properly maintained and monitored.
The entire staff at Z Dentistry looks forward to discussing your restorative and cosmetic dentistry options with you. Contact our office today to learn more about dental bridges can improve your dental health!