Bridges Can Replace Your Missing Tooth
Who Needs a Dental Bridge?
If you suffer from missing teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma, we have many options to restore both the condition and look of your smile. Dental treatments like bridges, dentures, and implants are all excellent tooth replacement options, but each has its advantages and disadvantages. If you have healthy gum tissue and missing one or two teeth, and your other teeth are in good health, a dental bridge may the perfect solution to fix the gaps in your smile.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A bridge is an artificial tooth we call a pontic that looks like a real tooth and attaches to the surrounding teeth with crowns (abutment teeth) and supports the tooth that sits between them to fill the gap. A dental bridge restoration result depends on the health of the surrounding teeth, gums, and bone.
Do I Need a Dental Bridge?
If you have missing teeth, they should be replaced as soon as possible to avoid future costly long-term dental issues. Leaving spaces in your gum line can also lead to gum disease, bacterial infections, bone loss, and shifting of the surrounding teeth, causing potential bite and speech issues.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are commonly used to replace missing teeth and restore your smile because they look, feel, and function very much like your natural teeth. Often they are covered by most insurance companies because they decrease the risk of gum disease and keep the surrounding teeth moving. They help you speak and chew properly while also helping to maintain the face’s natural shape by stimulating the jawbone. Your dental bridge will last for many years if the teeth used to support your dental bridge stay healthy.
What Are the Alternatives to Dental Bridges?
Most often, dentures and implants are the most commonly advised alternatives for dental bridges. Depending on the number of missing teeth, dentures or partial dentures are recommended to patients with significant gum deterioration or widespread tooth loss that would prevent you from using neighboring healthy teeth to anchor the bridge.
Often we will recommend a single tooth implant as opposed to a dental bridge because we can leave the surrounding healthy teeth wholly intact and healthy. Using an implant also helps prevent the loss of jawbone much better than a bridge or dentures would.
See If a Bridge Is The Best Option To Replace a Lost Tooth
Contact us to see if dental bridge is the right option to fix the gaps in your smile and replace your missing teeth. Schedule your appointment today by calling (954) 920-2751
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Why Choose Brilliant Smiles of Hollywood for Your Dental Bridge
We know our patients have many options for teeth replacement in the Hollywood, FL area, which is why our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of dental care in a welcoming, safe, comfortable, and healthy atmosphere. We are here to serve your dental bridge needs every step of the way without judgment or shame you for having less than perfect teeth. Your visit will be a comfortable and positive experience, and we look forward to helping you avoid dental problems, enjoy an amazing natural smile, and the lifelong benefits of good oral health.
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