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If you’ve lost a permanent tooth because of oral trauma, periodontitis or other causes, don’t panic. There is a solution. Your dentist, Dr. Summer Enlow might recommend that you get a dental bridge. Here is some basic information on dental bridges:

A dental bridge is custom-made dental appliance that has a false tooth (i.e. pontic) and two crowns that cover your teeth on either side of the gap and serve as anchors. It is typically made of durable porcelain that is matched to the rest of your teeth.

A dental bridge can either be “fixed” (anchored to your mouth like a dental implant), or “removable” (taken out for cleaning like typical dentures). Fixed bridges tend to be more popular.

The average life of a dental bridge is 5-7 years, but it can last up to 10, depending on how well you take care of it.

Dental bridges make it easier to chew your food as well as enunciate your words. They function just like your natural teeth to break down nutrients and help you form clear syllables.

Are you interested in learning more about the possibility of receiving a dental bridge? Call us at 936-564-9730 in Nacogdoches, Texas today and restore your smile to its former glory.