If You Are Missing A Tooth, Consider A Dental Bridge
Patients who experience tooth loss often struggle to choose a tooth replacement option. Whether you have personally experienced this or not, you can imagine the frustration of choosing an option that is not only best for your budget but fits your lifestyle as well. One treatment that we often recommend when one or more teeth are missing is a dental bridge. Read on to learn more about a dental bridge and why we may recommend this treatment.
What is a Dental Bridge?
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, we have a number of tooth replacement options that we may recommend. One in particular is a dental bridge. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth structure that is used to fill in a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted, have experienced severe trauma, or are severely decayed. This appliance usually has a crown on either side and one or more prosthetic teeth in the middle and is attached, or anchored, to the natural teeth on either side. Patients appreciate that this option is a practical and cost-effective way to replace a tooth.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
Patients who receive a dental bridge love the results because the bridge is permanently attached and creates a strong and durable fit. Not only does a dental bridge restore the function of the tooth, but it also blends in with the surrounding teeth, for a natural appearance. Other benefits include:
- Being able to chew food as you would with natural teeth
- Restored speech, which may have been compromised
- The ability to maintain your facial structure
- Regaining a confident smile
- Keeping your natural teeth from shifting out of place
If you are interested in learning more about a dental bridge for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Burton, MI, to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!