Dental Bridges

dental bridge

Summerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson

Living with lost teeth hurts your daily life. It is harder to chew and enjoy food. It’s harder to brush and maintain your other teeth. Your self-esteem is lower because you are self-conscious about your smile. You don’t have to live with missing teeth any longer. We can help!

Over time, the absence of a tooth or even multiple teeth can cause other oral health issues, such as:

  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMJ)
  • Misaligned bite, also known as malocclusion
  • Teeth that become crooked or otherwise shift out of proper alignment
  • Damage to existing dental restorations
  • Deterioration of supporting bone structure
  • Loose teeth
  • Additional lost teeth

You can replace lost teeth by receiving an all porcelain dental bridge from Las Vegas cosmetic dentist, Dr. Matthew Wilson.

What is a dental bridge and how does it work?

A dental bridge fills the gap caused by a lost tooth or teeth, restoring your smile while also lessening the amount of stress on your bite and helping to maintain the shape of your face.

A bridge can be used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple lost teeth as long as they are next to one another in the mouth. A dental bridge consists of the replacement tooth or teeth, with a crown on both ends, which fits over the existing two teeth that sit next to the space of the missing tooth.

“Metal-free” Dental Bridge with Las Vegas Dentist 

Made completely of dental porcelain, this type of dental bridge offers a natural look and function for patients seeking a reliable tooth replacement option. At Inspire Dental of Summerlin, we pride ourselves on being a metal-free practice. This means our restorations do not contain any alloy metals, commonly found in dental materials used by many dental practices today.

Why metal-free?

Metal-free restorations, such as a dental bridge, are completely natural looking. Traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) bridges tend to expose a small amount of metal along the edge of the crowns. This can cause gums around the treated tooth to appear gray in color. Many patients are not happy with the look of a PFM crown.

Also, many studies have been conducted that have found dental grade metal may cause some bad health effects or even allergies for some patients. By choosing a metal-free bridge from Inspire Dental of Summerlin, your results will be astounding.

Benefits of a Dental Bridge:

  • Because a dental bridge is bonded directly into the mouth, it will not shift or slip like partial dentures.
  • Cleaning a bridge is a snap; just brush and floss it whenever you perform your normal routine of at-home oral hygiene.
  • A dental bridge is among the most economical tooth replacement option available and is built to last with an average lifespan of 10 years.

Is a dental bridge right for me?

A dental bridge is not for any child who is still waiting for any of his or her remaining permanent teeth to erupt. They are not for any patient who suffers from gum disease. During your consultation with Dr. Wilson, he will assess your oral health, and discuss with you the available tooth replacement options best suited for your needs.

Dental Bridge in Summerlin

To learn more about our tooth replacement options or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services, contact our office by calling (702) 331-4700 to schedule a consultation.

Inspire Dental of Summerlin welcomes patients of Henderson, Las Vegas, and Summerlin, Nevada.