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The Benefits of Using Dental Bridges for Your Teeth

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A dental bridge is made up of two crowns on either side of an opening in the gum where a tooth previously existed, along with a false tooth (known as a pontic) in the empty space. This arrangement (known as abutment teeth or roots), the false tooth itself, and the pontic help keep the bridge in place by supporting it. The dental bridge can be held in place by implants or natural teeth.

These restorations are especially useful for those with a gap between the teeth. Dental bridges can be used to replace only one missing tooth or a row of teeth, and they can be made from a number of materials, including gold, alloys, porcelain, and even a combination of materials.

Here’s what you can expect to benefit from dental bridges:

1. Get Your Smile Back

Dental bridges offer an effective solution to a wide array of tooth loss problems. It replaces missing teeth, brings color back to your smile, and improves your overall appearance.

A well-installed dental bridge can actually improve the appearance of your face and your posture. Your smile will be a little brighter because your bridge will fill the gap that your missing tooth or teeth previously occupied.

2. Keep Your Face’s Shape

Dental bridges will help you maintain your face shape and prevent your face from sagging. This is because facial features and structure depend on the arrangement of teeth, and any changes to the dental structure directly impact the shape of your face.

3. Even Out Your Bite

Dental bridges can improve your bite and help to even out the pressure that you exert on your teeth when you bite. By expanding the jaw on the side of the missing tooth, the dental bridge allows you to close your jaw with less pressure, reducing the likelihood of your teeth shifting or becoming misaligned.

4. Chew and Speak Properly

When you have missing teeth, chewing and speaking can become difficult and uncomfortable. Dental bridges will restore your ability to chew, and they can help you pronounce words more clearly. With everything in its rightful place, you will be free to chew and speak properly.

5. Prevent Other Teeth From Drifting

Wearing dental bridges can prevent your other teeth from drifting into the empty space that your missing tooth or teeth have left behind. In order to fill this gap, other teeth could start to shift forward. Dental bridges are used to keep the natural order of your teeth in line.

Conclusion

A dental bridge is an artificial replacement for a missing tooth or teeth and an improvement of the appearance and function of your smile. They can help you get back to your normal routine and improve your oral health. Use a dental bridge to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire row of teeth. If you’re missing a tooth or a few, you don’t have to settle for a partial or full denture. A dental bridge is a viable solution to your tooth loss problem.

If you need bridgework for your teeth, visit our clinic in Danvers, MA! Our team is well-equipped to take good care of your smile and overall oral health, so you can trust the process will go smoothly. Set an appointment today!

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