Want to restore your smile? If you have one or more missing teeth, a bridge may be the ideal option for you. Dental bridges are one of the many common methods for replacing missing teeth, and at Belmont Village Dental, we can restore your smile and get your mouth and teeth looking and functioning like normal again.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that’s used to replace one or more missing teeth and is designed to span the space where the teeth are missing. The bridge is cemented to existing teeth on either side of the gap. Once cemented into place, you’ll be left with a realistic looking alternative to your natural teeth. Dental bridges are also permanent, so the only maintenance you require is to brush them every day, just as you would your normal teeth.
Is a Dental Bridge Right for You?
If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge may be a suitable choice for you. The ideal candidate should have healthy teeth on either side of the gap to secure the bridge to. If this isn’t the case, implants may be required.
There are multiple treatment options available for a missing tooth, so your suitability for this procedure will depend on your oral health, jawbone density if implants are required, as well as your personal preference.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
Along with the obvious aesthetic benefits, there are some practical and health advantages also.
If the gap left from a missing tooth isn’t filled, surrounding teeth may lean in towards the gap over time, which will impact your bite. Missing teeth can also affect how you chew and speak, so a dental bridge will help with this by ensuring the force in your bite is distributed properly.
Things to Know Before Getting a Dental Bridge
Although dental bridges can last for many years, they must be taken care of properly by brushing with fluoride toothpaste and using floss. If a bridge isn’t looked after, it can fail. This is usually the result of either the natural teeth next to it decaying, or failure of the cement used to solidify the bridge into place.
At Belmont Village Dental, we take pride in our work. We ensure every step in the process is carefully followed and that the bridge is secured firmly to ensure longevity.
Dental Bridges at Belmont Village Dental
When it comes to restoring your smile, at Belmont Village Dental we ensure all our dentists not only have the skills and experience, but apply the necessary care and attention to detail to ensure your procedure is a success. Don’t put up with unsightly missing teeth any longer.