A dental bridge can be a great solution if you are missing one or more teeth. Why is it called a dental bridge? Well, this treatment bridges the gap left by a missing tooth.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a restorative choice to replace a missing tooth. The bridge consists of a false tooth anchored by dental crowns that are placed on your adjacent teeth and can help restore your radiant and healthy smile. Unfortunately, dental bridges cannot replace a tooth root to the level a dental implant can, but they do offer several other benefits. These include:
- Restore the appearance of your smile
- Help prevent neighboring teeth from shifting and weakening
- Help preserve oral well-being and hygiene, and
- Allow for more natural chewing and speaking
A dental bridge requires the teeth next to the gap created by the missing tooth to be filed down and fitted with crowns to anchor the false tooth placed in the gap. Our patients at Vita Dental find their bridges to be very natural looking and are consistently happy with their new smiles.
Why replace missing teeth?
Missing teeth can make your smile uncomfortable and uneven. In some people, missing teeth can lower their self-confidence and lead to emotional discomfort. However, missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic problem. They can have an intense influence on the strength, function, and health of your entire mouth.
Over time, your adjacent teeth will begin to slip into the empty spaces. This movement can alter the tension and effectiveness of your bite and potentially even lead to TMJ issues such as headaches, jaw aches, and more.
If you are considering a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth, contact Vita Dental’s experienced and compassionate team to learn more about how this treatment can improve your life.