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.
What is a Dental Bridge?
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 as well as 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 replacement teeth. A dental bridge can be made of a combination of gold, alloys, and porcelain for strength and natural appearance.
The Benefits 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 that keep it securely in place are custom-made to match the color of your natural teeth, so they blend in to 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 normally again, which means you will 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.
Schedule a Dental Bridge Consultation in Lewisville
If you have missing teeth and are interested in exploring your tooth replacement options, give The Lewisville Dentist a call, text, or email today. We want to give you the best smile possible!