Dr. Fife can determine if a dental bridge is the best option to restore the health and appearance of your smile. If a dental bridge is not a viable option, he will help you explore other alternatives that better fit your dental health care needs and budget.
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Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM provides a wide range of restorative dental options, including dental bridges. Dental bridges are similar to partial dentures, but they provide some unique advantages, including:
- Dental Bridges are Permanent
Partial dentures require daily cleaning to remove food debris and bacteria that can cause decay. Dental bridges, however, are permanent and are cleaned during your regular daily brushing. Because dental bridge work is secured by dental crowns on surrounding teeth, those teeth are protected from tooth decay and the stresses of biting and chewing.
- Dental Bridges Preserve Alignment
Dental bridge work includes artificial teeth (pontics) to fill the space where natural teeth have been lost. Filling in the gap prevents the surrounding teeth from drifting out of their natural positions.
- Dental Bridges Look Natural
Fife Dental Care customizes dental bridge work to match your natural tooth enamel (or whitened tooth enamel). No one will be able to tell the difference between your natural teeth and artificial ones, so you can smile with confidence.
- Dental Bridge Work Is Minimally Invasive
Dental implants may also be an option for replacing a missing tooth. However, dental implants involve securing an artificial tooth into the jawbone, which requires a longer recovery period. With dental bridge work, no surgery is required. Surrounding teeth are prepared for dental crown placement and the bridge is affixed with permanent adhesives.
Anxiety-Free Dental Bridge Work
At Fife Dental Care, the comfort of our patients is our top priority. We take the time to listen to your concerns and fears about getting dental bridge & crown work done. We can help you find natural stress-management techniques, and we provide a range of sedation options to ensure anxiety-free dentistry. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.