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You probably understand that missing a tooth can be embarrassing, but do you ever wonder what you can do to replace a missing tooth? While there are a number of options you can consider, please don’t forget to consider a dental bridge. However, please remember that not everyone is a good candidate for bridges.

You see, a bridge is generally made of artificial teeth—known as pontics—that are permanently anchored to your teeth. This useful restoration will give you the ability to chew and speak comfortably. However, you should probably consider another restoration option if you’re missing more than three consecutive teeth.

Still, please note that you may not be a good candidate for a bridge if your smile isn’t as healthy as it should be. You see, because your bridge will be anchored to your existing teeth, your teeth should be healthy enough to support your bridge. Sadly, you may need to consider a different treatment if you have gum disease or tooth decay. While you may not think this is a serious problem, many people have to deal with these issues but don’t know it.

If you care for your bridge well, you should be able to enjoy your bridge for up to ten years. Naturally, you’ll need to brush and floss your teeth every day. You should also remember to schedule regular appointments with our team. If you’re interested in learning more about getting a dental bridge in Fort Worth, Texas, we invite you to contact Barron Dentistry at 817.732.1626. Our dentist, Dr. Barron, and our team are excited to hear from you.