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Bridges And Dentures Treat Advanced Tooth Loss

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When you suffer from the loss of multiple teeth, you may need more than a single dental implant. Instead, our team could offer bridges and dentures, including dental implant-secured dentures, to replace your missing teeth. In today’s blog, your Fort Bliss, TX, dentist discusses our dental prosthetics.

The Risks of Serious Tooth Loss

When you lose more than one tooth, this could lead to serious trouble for your oral health and bite function. You could be severely limited in your meal options and denied essential nutrients. Speaking clearly could be a problem, and you may feel embarrassed in social situations. Missing teeth also increase the risk of misalignment and pressure on the jaw joints from tooth loss could cause TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Your body will also suspend the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone, which cause the tissue to break down and lead to further tooth loss. Eventually this could even complicate your ability to receive replacement teeth! But we can help prevent these issues with the placement of dental implants.

Dental Bridges

When you have a gap of two to four missing teeth in a row, then you could benefit from a bridge. The prosthetic contains new teeth with crowns on one or both ends. Made from ceramic, this can endure bite forces and pressures, and be shaded to blend with your smile. We can support them by attaching the crown portions on the natural teeth on each side of the gap in your smile. These tend to last about 10 to 15 years. We could also secure them with one to two dental implants, offering an option that can last far longer.


If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, then we can extract the last few and take detailed digital images of your smile to design and fabricate a custom denture, and to select the best positions and angles to insert your dental implants. We insert several into each arch, and then attach the denture to them. Your fixed dentures can last for decades, as opposed to the five to ten years that removable ones can last. You then enjoy a full smile that looks and functions like natural teeth, and can last for years to come.

If you have any questions about our traditional bridges or full prosthetics, or about options secured with dental implants, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you maintain a full and beautiful smile that lasts for years to come.


You can call Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in Texas at 915-895-3678. to book treatment and treat your tooth loss with a lifelike and durable dental prosthetic. Our team is ready to ensure your smile is complete and beautiful.