If you are missing teeth – even just one tooth – it’s important to choose a way to replace those missing teeth. Not only does this make it easier to chew food, but it also avoids other problems that may arise as a result of living with missing teeth. One effective way to replace teeth is with a bridge. Dental bridges consist of a metal frame that holds one or more porcelain crowns (artificial teeth). The frame fits snugly over the existing teeth on either side of the space where the missing teeth once were. Dr. Parma fits most of his patients with fixed dental bridges that don’t need to be removed. This is one of a variety of services that we are pleased to offer to our patients from throughout the San Antonio, TX, area.
Why You Should Visit Rick J. Parma for Dental Bridges
Dr. Parma has many years of experience in fitting patients with fixed dental bridges. These appliances are often an excellent choice to replace missing teeth since they look and function just like your natural teeth. Remember that it’s very important that missing teeth be replaced. If you choose to simply live without one or more teeth, other surrounding existing teeth will eventually shift in place to fill in the gap left behind by missing teeth. This can cause a variety of other problems, such as difficulty chewing or talking, or even problems with the jaw after a certain period of time.
What You Need to Know about Dental Bridges
Dental bridges that are “fixed” are meant to be left in the patient’s mouth permanently. That means that there are no special care or cleaning requirements — such as having to remove or soak the bridge. You simply brush and floss as you normally would. Because Dr. Parma has experience in fitting patients with fixed bridges, he understands the importance of ensuring that your bridge is completely comfortable and that your bite is not negatively impacted by the appliance. Dental bridges are extremely strong and durable, and should last for many, many years.
Contact Our Office Today for More Information about Dental Bridges
For more information about dental bridges, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parma, contact our San Antonio, TX, office today.