Fill the Gaps in Your Smile with a Dental Bridge
When you are missing one or more teeth, your entire lifestyle can be affected—from biting and chewing to speaking clearly.
If you find yourself in this position, then we have great news for you. Advanced Dental Wellness can provide a number of excellent tooth-replacement options. One choice that may be right for you is the placement of a dental bridge.
A bridge is a dental appliance that fills the space where a tooth is missing. It replaces the missing tooth with a series of custom-crafted dental crowns, which are all connected. That series of crowns spans—or bridges—the gap.
A bridge is held in place by securely fastening some of the crowns to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. This keeps it sturdy and well-anchored, and it also allows you to regain both your bite and your smile.
Why a Bridge?
Bridges not only fill the gap, but help protect existing teeth. Spaces left by missing teeth affect the rest of your teeth. In fact, your remaining teeth can shift out of place, changing your smile and your dental alignment. This can cause problems such as:
- Even more difficulty chewing.
- Creating spaces that make your teeth harder to clean.
- Increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
- Temporomandibular joint stress.
- Crooked teeth.
All of these, and more, can complicate the issues that already arise when teeth are missing. Using a bridge to fill the gap can head off those further complications.
In addition, we can place a bridge with minimal tooth modification, leaving your healthy teeth basically intact. No need for a procedure that takes multiple days, or even weeks, to complete.
Bridge vs Implant
Contact Our Office Today to Discuss Your Dental Bridge Options
When you have missing teeth, we can help you decide the right course of treatment to replace them. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today to talk about your options and to schedule an appointment.