How Can Dental Bridges Help You Smile More? By Replacing Missing Teeth And Completing Your Smile!
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you have probably already experienced several problems. You may have trouble speaking naturally, you might avoid chewing in that area, and you might have teeth shifting to fill the gap.
The good news is that you can get a dental bridge to solve these issues. A dental bridge puts a substitute tooth in the gap where your natural tooth was. This is anchored with crowns on natural teeth on each side.
One of the best benefits to a dental bridge is that it improves your smile. Your smile is one of the first things people see when they meet you, and a great smile makes you more attractive, trustworthy, and approachable.
Dental bridges improve function
Bridges also improve your chewing so that you don’t have pain when enjoying food. Your teeth won’t shift toward the opening, and you won’t have food particles stuck in the gap where your tooth was. This will help protect your gums from inflammation and bacteria that cause disease.
Finally, a bridge will help prevent further loss of bone structure and additional teeth. By holding everything in its natural position, you can avoid tooth deterioration and shifting of other teeth.
During the bridge process, the first visit is for preparing the supporting teeth on either side of the bridge. The teeth will be reshaped to allow for a crown to be placed over them. Then, the dentist makes impressions of your teeth which serve as a model for the crowns and bridge.
You’ll receive a temporary bridge until your second appointment, when the permanent bridge is put in place. Over time the dentist will check your bite and comfort level to ensure that everything is going well.
If you’re interested in getting a bridge to treat missing teeth, contact us for a no-obligation consultation today. We’re here to help!