Dental Tips Blog

Oct
22

Why Dental Bridges?

Posted in Dental Bridges

Do you have a missing tooth or even several missing teeth? If so, it’s possible you have trouble eating, drinking, or even speaking. And even outside of that – your missing teeth might make you self-conscious. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers several alternatives to replace missing teeth.

A dental bridge is an affordable option for replacing one or more missing teeth.  Basically, dental bridges are artificial teeth that are put in areas where missing teeth are. These bridges fill the gaps in your mouth. Dental bridges are also referred to as partial dentures and there are two types available.

1.     Fixed bridges: Fixed bridges have to be put in by a dentist. They are attached to the teeth and bone that surrounds the area of the missing tooth or teeth. This type of dental bridge has the look and feel of real teeth. Most people are not able to tell that the prosthetic teeth a fixed bridge are not your real teeth. The fixed bridges must be cared for like real teeth by daily flossing and brushing.

2.     Removable bridges: Removable bridges can be removed each night. They are to be cared for like dentures. This type of dental bridges isn’t as secure as the fixed option.

In both cases, it’s very important to take care of your oral health. You will want to keep routine dental appointments. Brushing and flossing is also extremely important.

You will find having a dental bridge will bring back your confidence and improve your smile. You will also be able to eat and drink with ease again!  To discuss in more detail having a dental bridge put in, contact your dental professional for options.

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