If you have missing teeth, you may be uncomfortable with smiling or spending time with anyone but your closest friends. You may have found that your other teeth are getting worn down because you are chewing on them to compensate for the missing teeth.
There are several options to replace your missing teeth. One excellent option is a dental bridge. A dental bridge may be used to fill the space(s) left by missing teeth. A dental bridge helps maintain the full function of your teeth and mouth and the look of your smile.
Your cosmetic dentist will attach a dental bridge to the teeth on either side of your missing teeth. Dental bridges are secured on each side to dental crowns. The space that the dental bridges span is filled with natural looking artificial teeth. A dental bridge can be made of a combination of gold, alloys, and porcelain for strength and natural appearance.
The Advantages of Dental Bridges
- Dental bridges fill in the gap made by missing teeth.
- A dental bridge looks like natural teeth. The dental bridge and the dental crowns it is attached to are custom made to match the color of your natural teeth so they blend in and give you an attractive, natural looking smile.
- Dental bridges help your mouth have that full feeling again. Your cheeks get a sunken in look that makes you look haggard if you have missing teeth. With dental bridges, your mouth is “full” again.
- A dental bridge functions just like your natural teeth. You can eat and chew and be able to eat a variety of foods.
The success of any dental bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to maintain good dental health by keeping your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
If you have missing teeth, call today. We want to give you the best smile possible!