How a Dental Bridge Can Help Replace Missing Teeth

Posted on: November 16, 2018

Dental Bridge

Wondering if a dental bridge is the right choice for getting your oral health back on track? If you currently have empty spaces in your mouth where teeth should be, then a dental bridge may be the right choice for you. In order for you to know for sure, you will need to make an appointment with a dental professional so that they can examine your mouth. There are a few different dental options available nowadays for helping patients who have empty spaces in their mouth and a dentist can advise you on which options are going to work best for your particular situation.

Missing teeth

Whether someone is missing only one tooth or multiple teeth, having missing teeth is going to jeopardize their overall oral health. Over time, the remaining teeth in the mouth will begin to move around, which takes them out of their correct position. Once the teeth begin to move, they are much more susceptible to damage. The entire structure of the tooth is in jeopardy when someone is missing teeth, as it is now much harder to properly care for the teeth due to their repositioning. Missing teeth can also cause the jawbone to break down, changing the structure of a person’s face.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that fills the space of a missing tooth or teeth. The empty spaces missing teeth leave in the mouth are not supportive of a healthy mouth and over time additional oral issues will begin to occur. The remaining teeth that are now next to any empty spaces will eventually begin to move because there is no longer a tooth there to keep it in its correct position. A dental bridge is able to keep the remaining teeth in their correct position while making the smile more aesthetically pleasing.

How a dental bridge works

A dental bridge is specifically made for each person and is held in place when it is attached to the teeth on both sides of an empty space. A false tooth is in the middle of the bridge, taking the place of the missing tooth and filling the hole. A dental bridge attaches to the mouth by placing dental crowns on the teeth surrounding the space or by using dental implants to hold the bridge in place.

More questions about dental bridges?

If you are thinking about getting a dental bridge to replace the empty spaces in your mouth yet still have questions, we invite you to call us now so that we can provide you with more information. When you are able to understand what all of your missing tooth replacement options are, then you are able to make an informed decision about your dental health. Our caring and supportive dental team are always available to answer your questions and we hope to hear from you soon!

Are you considering a dental bridge in the Cumming area? Get more dental bridge information at https://cummingsfamilydentist.com.


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