Losing a tooth or several teeth may occur for many reasons, including injury, genetics, or prior oral health conditions. Missing teeth can affect your appearance, and the spaces can cause other dental issues, which, if not addressed, can lead to serious health problems. They can also affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. These issues caused by missing teeth can be remedied with dental bridges.
A dental bridge is a dental treatment that allows you to replace some missing teeth by supporting a “false” tooth between two existing healthy teeth. The two teeth on either side of the gap are prepared for the bridge by slightly reducing their size. After which, an impression is taken of your mouth, and it is used to create a beautiful new bridge that will fill the gap in your smile.
Teeth in the bridge are made to match the color of your existing teeth, so when it is in place, your smile looks natural. You do not need to feel embarrassed or self-conscious anymore; a dental bridge restores your smile and your sense of well-being.
Why Choose a Dental Bridge
At Allen Dentistry, we use state-of-the-art materials so your dental bridge will be well constructed and made to look just like your natural teeth. Bridges are permanent fixtures. Unlike partial dentures, they do not require you to take them out and soak them in cleaning solutions. They will not become loose or fall out when you speak or chew your food. They are comfortable and will not produce sore spots on your gums, and they do not need adjusting from time to time as partial dentures may.
The space caused by the missing teeth presents problems. Adjacent teeth tend to shift slowly into the vacancy over time. This can throw other teeth out of alignment and cause some areas of your mouth to become difficult to clean. The plaque and tartar buildup make them more likely to be vulnerable to decay and gum disease. A dental bridge provides stability and support needed to keep adjacent teeth from drifting out of place. It also gives you back the surface area for chewing your food well.
If you have spaces in your smile that you want closed, contact Allen Dentistry today.