Cosmetic Dental Bridges May Be Your Best Option

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If you no longer have one or more of your teeth, then the dentist may suggest different options for you. One of them may be to use a dental bridge to replace the teeth, as long as you are a good candidate. Learn more here about this type of tooth replacement, what it takes for you to be a candidate, and why this option may be more to your advantage than others. Once you have the information you need to make your decision, you will be one step closer to a healthier mouth and a nicer smile. 

Some reasons dental bridges are great

Dental bridges can do what many of the other replacement options also do. Some examples include giving you back your smile, making it easier to eat, allowing you to eat more types of foods, improving your speech, and preventing jaw deterioration and partial facial collapse. However, bridges also have other great things about them that sets them apart from some of those other options. A lot of times, bridges give the best outcome in a less intrusive way than other choices. Bridges also help to give you an even bite with the strength of your jaw nicely distributed, so some of your teeth don't wear faster than others. 

What makes you a candidate for a dental bridge

A dental bridge can be designed in different ways. It can be designed to have one or more replacement teeth with one or more crowns that attach to teeth you have. It can be designed with one or more of the replacement teeth being implants, so the implants act as the anchoring teeth for the rest of the bridge. 

It can even replace an entire row of teeth, as long as there are enough anchoring teeth still left that can be used to support it, or implants can be used. In order for a bridge to have implants, you must also be a good candidate for implants. To determine this, the condition of your jaw needs to be considered, as well as any other possible health issues that may interfere with your ability to heal properly and your jaw's ability to support the implant properly. A bridge can also be designed so all the teeth designed into it are perfectly spaced and appropriately shaped. The result of this is a fantastic and fully functioning set of teeth worthy of being proud of.

For more information about cosmetic dental bridges, contact a local dental office.


22 June 2021

Loving Your Smile

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