3 Reasons To Replace Missing Teeth with a Dental Bridge

Posted on: June 16, 2018

Thinking you might be in need of a dental bridge? If you have an empty space in your mouth after losing one or more of your teeth, then a dental bridge just might be the best solution for you. In order to be sure, you will need to make an appointment with a dental professional so they can perform an oral evaluation to see if you are a good candidate for a bridge. The sooner you take proactive measures to take care of your oral health, the better your oral health is going to be on a long-term basis.

While some people may think that living with a missing tooth is not a big deal, it is. A healthy mouth is one that includes a full set of teeth, making it necessary to replace any missing teeth as soon as possible. Since there are multiple options for replacing missing teeth, there is no reason to continue living without a full set of teeth.

What exactly is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a way to fill up the empty space when a tooth falls out. It is a dental device that includes a row of three prosthetic teeth of which the two end pieces are crowns. These two end pieces will, therefore, cover the teeth next to the empty space with the middle prosthetic tooth replacing the missing tooth. Dental bridges are quite common for patients who are missing teeth.

In fact, it is a fairly simple process that provides natural-looking results. Taking care of bridges is simple to do as they are similar to one’s natural teeth. The patient will receive specific instructions on how to care for their bridge during the procedure.

3 reasons to replace missing teeth with a dental bridge

The following are three reasons why replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge is often necessary for good oral health.

Reason #1. To keep teeth in their place

A dental bridge allows teeth to retain their proper alignment, instead of changing position and causing more problems.

Reason #2. To prevent more oral problems

A dental bridge can help prevent tooth fractures and even jaw disorders by preserving the bite.

Reason #3. To improve appearance

A dental bridge retains the shape of one’s face. A missing tooth can alter the shape of one's face due to a missing tooth.

Need to make a consultation appointment?

While a dental bridge is often one of the best options available to replace any missing teeth you may have, it is always a good idea for you to understand all of the options available to you. The only way for you to understand all of your options is for you to give us a call. We can schedule an appointment for you with one of our caring dental professionals. There truly is no time like the present when it comes to addressing your oral health. We would hope to hear from you soon.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with GK Dental PC, request an appointment in our Everett dental office here: https://gkdentaloffice.com. Or call us at (617) 826-6075.

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