Dental bridges are an extremely natural looking way to replace missing teeth. Besides being beautiful, what makes them important for your dental health?
1. Dental bridges restore your beautiful smile
If you are missing numerous teeth, you probably look at old photographs and wish you can have that smile back. This wish can become a reality.
2. Dental bridges maintain your facial tone and shape
Your facial musculature and your jaw bone may change over time if you are missing many teeth. Replacing lost teeth will help maintain your facial tone and prevent facial changes.
3. Dental bridges may help prevent TMJ disorder and chewing problems
Losing a few teeth may affect your bite. People often favor chewing on one side if they are missing teeth on the opposite side. Over time, this may cause bite issues and even TMJ problems.
4. Dental bridges help you speak properly
During speech, your tongue pushes against the back side of your upper teeth to achieve proper pronunciation. Missing teeth can quickly affect the way you talk.
5. Dental bridges prevent teeth from shifting
Whenever a tooth is lost, the teeth around the space tend to shift, tilt, or drift into that space. A dental bridge would prevent undesired changes in the nearby teeth.
When a cosmetic dentist with extensive experience completes a dental bridge, friends cannot even notice that a tooth was ever lost. The key is to replace missing teeth as they are lost for the best possible results.
Why I wrote these articles on dental bridges:
In my office, bridges are an extremely common procedure to replace missing teeth. Do you remember when you were 15 years old and could not imagine losing a tooth? As we age, losing a tooth may unfortunately become a reality. Whenever a new patient comes to my office missing a tooth or several teeth, I explain the benefits of replacing them as soon as possible. The internet unfortunately offers insufficient information about this subject, and people delay seeing the dentist as a result. So, I decided to write these articles and provide extensive information about the advantages, disadvantages, types, costs, and indications of dental bridges and implants to replace missing teeth. I hope you enjoy the articles. If you have any further questions about bridges or implants or you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please feel free to contact us.