If you’re missing one or more consecutive teeth and considering replacement options, a dental bridge may be the solution for you.
In today’s blog post, let’s explore how a dental bridge can transform your smile.
A dental bridge does exactly what the name implies: It “bridges” the gap left by one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more prosthetic teeth to fill in the empty area. We typically attach the bridge to the natural teeth on either side of the gap, which helps to support the bridge.
Why is it so important to replace missing teeth? Doing so helps to prevent future damage to your existing teeth, gums, and jaw. When left untreated, missing teeth often lead to gum disease, infection, bone or gum recession, and additional tooth loss.
The bridge is designed to look and feel like your natural teeth.
We’ll match the size, shape, and color of your teeth so it perfectly blends with your smile. Better yet, others won’t even notice the difference between your natural teeth and the bridge!
The bridge can either be removable or fixed. A removable dental bridge is usually recommended as a temporary solution to missing teeth. It’s less expensive than other options, like a fixed dental bridge or dental implants. Once the removable dental bridge is in place, we’ll work with you to determine a more enduring answer.
A fixed dental bridge is a stable, pleasant, and permanent option for our patients. When we place the bridge, we prep the teeth on either side of the missing teeth, as the bridge will also cover these teeth. This work ensures they’re shaped in a way that allows the bridge to fit comfortably over them. Then, we cement the bridge in place. This added support ensures that the bridge is particularly strong, allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite foods without worrying about damage to the bridge.
A dental bridge is long-lasting, tough, and just as effective and aesthetically-pleasing as your natural teeth.
This procedure falls under the restorative dentistry options at Maitland Ave Smile Co., as it’s an excellent way to restore your mouth to be fully functioning again. It’s one of the faster and more affordable options available to transform your smile.
With proper care and a strong at-home dental routine, your bridge can last a lifetime. You’ll immediately notice the benefits of this dental procedure. Not only will it enhance your mouth’s functionality and your dental health, but it will improve your overall quality of life. A dental bridge transforms your smile and your confidence!
If you’re interested in a dental bridge, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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