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When Do You Need to Look Into Dental Bridges


Posted on 5/20/2019 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
When Do You Need to Look Into Dental BridgesA dental bridge is literally a bridge that closes the gap between your natural teeth that is caused by a missing tooth or teeth. It is a prosthetic device that is made up of two or more crowns on either side of the gap with a false tooth, or teeth mounted to it that fill in the gap of a missing tooth. But why would need one? Other than the aesthetic reason of restoring your smile to its original beauty, why is it necessary?

Bridging The Gap

When a tooth or teeth are missing, there are complications that can have a negative effect on your oral health if it is left untreated. Your remaining teeth can begin to shift over time trying to fill in the gap and this can lead to additional tooth loss. Also, when teeth are missing, your bite can become misaligned due to an uneven distribution of force in your bite when you chew.

Getting a prosthetic bridge can not only restore your smile, it can help you maintain proper biting, speaking and chewing and help you maintain the proper shape of your face. When we fit you for a bridge, it stops the shifting of the remaining teeth and restores the integrity of your bite.

Getting a dental bridge is a relatively simple procedure that we can do right in our office in two visits. First, we will determine whether you do need a bridge, and help you weigh the pros and cons of a bridge versus a partial denture or even a dental implant. Then we will fit your adjacent teeth for crowns, preparing them to support the bridge. On your next visit, your custom-made bridge will be fitted and adjusted and attached to the crowns.

Whether you are missing one or several teeth, our dentists can help you restore your smile to its original beauty! Give us a call today, we look forward to meeting with you!
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