Should I Get a Dental Bridge?February 6, 2021 8:46 am |
Life is full of surprises—and not all those surprises are welcome. If something has happened where you now have a missing tooth, whether that be a health condition, dental injury, or something else, you may be wondering what your options are for returning to a full smile. A dental bridge is one reliable solution we offer here at Optima Dental Spa. Here are the basics!
What Is a Dental Bridge?
The purpose of a dental bridge is to literally bridge the gap where a missing tooth is with a natural-looking artificial tooth sandwiched between the neighboring teeth. A bridge can be anchored either with dental crowns atop natural teeth or with dental implants.
Reasons to Get a Dental Bridge
Getting a dental bridge can restore the appearance of your smile, and more! When you have one or more missing teeth, it can negatively affect your daily activities like chewing food and speaking, and result in decreased appetite, frustration, and tooth decay. With a dental bridge in place, you can enjoy full function of your mouth, thus reducing your risk of malnutrition, anxiety, and depression.
Alternatives to a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges aren’t your only option when it comes to replacing a missing tooth. Modern dentistry has given patients several great solutions. What’s right for you will depend on the number and placement of your missing teeth, your budget, and your lifestyle.
Removable dentures are a time-tested solution. If you’re missing a few teeth, partial dentures can clip onto your remaining teeth with metal clasps. An entire arch of teeth can be replaced with full dentures.
Dental implants closely mimic the structure of natural teeth. They consist of a biocompatible metal rod surgically implanted into your jawbone, then topped with a dental crown, bridge, or dentures.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Are you missing teeth? Schedule a consultation at Optima Dental Spa today to determine whether a bridge, denture, or implant is right for your smile needs. We look forward to hearing from you!
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