Missing teeth can be quite the blow to your self-confidence. That’s why dental bridges exist. This is a permanent dental appliance that gives you a natural look and feel to your teeth with no need for hooks or metal-comprised clasps. Bridges allow you to eat and speak clearly with no problems. You may be missing your teeth due to decay, accident or injury, but whatever the case, it’s important to fill that gap with a solution that works for you.
Missing teeth, particularly in the front, can impact the confidence of anyone at any age. Let’s talk about dental bridges and how they can help.
What is a Bridge?
A dental bridge is an appliance that secures to neighboring teeth, topped with a crown that essentially replaces the missing teeth. Each dental bridge is customized to your own mouth in a lab so that your new teeth can easily blend in with your existing teeth. Thanks to fine-tuned coloring and texture characteristics, no one will even know you are wearing a bridge unless you tell them.
There are multiple reasons why dental bridges are important to the overall health of your mouth. First off, when you are missing several teeth, all the other teeth will start to shift over time. As a result, you could lose even more teeth. A fixed bridge won’t allow for such a change in position. In addition, it will keep your bite aligned and ensure proper symmetry of your facial features.
Even those people who already have a dental implant can opt for a bridge, as it can attach to the implant for stability.
Another benefit to a bridge? It is able to distribute the forces in your bite correctly by replacing missing teeth, says WebMD.
You can choose from two types of bridges: full or partial, fixed or removable. A fixed partial denture attaches artificial teeth to nearby natural teeth, which are referred to as abutment teeth. Bridges can be permanently attached or removable. Fixed bridges are bonded, while removable bridges are fixes to the teeth with clasps made of metal or via other types of precision attachments. Removable bridges can be taken out to sleep and eat.
Your dentist will let you know which option is best for you.
Anyone who is missing one or more teeth knows how important getting a replacement is to your overall appearance and oral health. From eating to talking, you depend a lot on your teeth. If you have any missing teeth, regardless of where in the mouth the gap is located, you should make it a priority to get a dental bridge.
Contact Redwood Dental
If you want to know more information about dental bridges and whether you’re a good candidate, contact Redwood Dental today at 800-462-2222.