Dental Bridges

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Missing teeth can not only affect your smile, but can lead to bite, speech, and eating difficulties. Gaps and spaces that are a result of missing teeth can lead to bite problems and/or shifting or rotating of adjacent teeth. A dental bridge can restore the function and comfort of your smile with a natural looking result.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a tooth restoration that reproduces the missing tooth or teeth, and is supported by the natural existing adjacent teeth. A dental bridge has a replacement tooth or teeth fabricated like a dental crown. This replacement fills in the space where the natural tooth was, and is suspended and anchored to the adjacent natural teeth. Dental implants can provide added stability, and preserve the health of the underlying jawbone.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of dental bridges are many, and range from cosmetic, to functional, to health. The cosmetic benefits of replacing missing teeth is fairly obvious. We live in a society where missing teeth is largely unacceptable. Replacing missing teeth can restore the look of your smile, and your confidence.

Functional benefits

Dental bridges are sturdy and secure, and are made of a durable tooth colored porcelain that looks and functions just like your natural teeth. You can regain the ability to enjoy your favorite foods again, and to speak and smile with confidence in your complete smile.

Health benefits

One of the most important benefits of replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge is for your oral health. When teeth are missing, teeth on either side of the gap are unsupported, and the surrounding teeth will shift or rotate, or even become loose. Missing teeth compromises your bite, which can have negative effects on the health of your jaw.

Your oral health is a complex system, and when one part breaks down, the entire system can become compromised. Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge ensures a beautiful, natural looking smile in form and function.

The result not only restores your smile, but provides long lasting confidence and functionality. Please contact Walker and Raynal DMD today for more information about how a dental bridge could be the perfect solution for you. Call your Brandon dentist today at (813) 689-5928.