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Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth: How Do They Work

Posted on 5/23/2022 by Evan
Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth: How Do They WorkIf you are missing teeth, you may be considering a dental bridge as a method to restore your smile. Dental bridges are one of the most common ways to replace missing teeth, and they have been used for centuries. Here is what you should know.

What Are Dental Bridges and How do They Work?

Dental bridges are false or synthetic teeth to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. Dental bridges can be used to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Dental bridges can also help prevent gum disease and tooth decay by keeping food from getting stuck in the gaps left by missing teeth. Additionally, dental bridges can help to improve your speech and make it easier to eat. When dental bridgework is done correctly, it can be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. The first step in getting a dental bridge is to consult with a dentist to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you are, the next step is to have an impression made of your teeth so that the bridge can be custom-made to fit your mouth.

Types of Dental Bridges and How To Choose One?

There are several different types of dental bridges, and the type that is right for you will depend on your individual needs. The most common type is the traditional fixed bridge. It is made from porcelain or ceramic and is attached to the natural teeth on both sides of the gap. Another option is a cantilever bridge similar to a traditional fixed bridge but is only attached to one natural tooth. A resin-bonded one is another option made from plastic teeth and metal bands bonded to the natural teeth on both sides of the gap. The type of dental bridge that is right for your dentist will determine you based on the location of the missing teeth, the health of your natural teeth, and your bite.

Talk to our dentists and book an appointment with us today for a consultation to see if dental bridges are the right solution for you.

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