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When are dental bridges necessary?

Dr Koppikar said why dental bridges necessary

Most people don’t think that losing a tooth or multiple teeth is a common occurrence. But tooth loss is more prevalent than people realize. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Losing a tooth can be caused by a cavity, trauma, infection, gum disease, or a reinfected root canal. When faced with a missing tooth, cosmetic dentistry provides several options to treat the affected area. Some individuals opt for a partial denture, which snaps in and out of the mouth and has a false tooth that fills the area of the missing tooth. Others may prefer a dental implant with a porcelain crown to create the illusion of a natural tooth. Another common option for replacing a missing tooth is a dental bridge.

A bridge utilizes the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. The teeth on either side of the missing tooth are shaped and used as anchors for support of the bridge. A bridge consists of a crown that fills the area of the missing tooth connected to anchor crowns on either side of the missing tooth. A bridge is usually made of porcelain which enhances its natural appearance. A dental bridge is not the best solution for replacing a missing tooth and is usually preferred when the patient is on a budget and cannot afford dental implants immediately. A bridge can be a temporary solution to a problem, while still being a viable option to prevent someone from feeling embarrassed about a missing tooth.

Bridges, crowns, fillings, veneers, and other cosmetic dentistry solutions can be completed by Dr. Koppikar at Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix. He offers a variety of family and cosmetic dentistry assistance, and can usually provide emergency dental treatment the same day.


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I have had fillings, crowns and a root canal done here. Dr. Koppikar is extremely gentle and kind and always has my best interest at heart. He is constantly checking to make sure my comfort level is where it should be.

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