Dental Bridges

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

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a restoration where an artificial tooth or teeth are supported by existing adjacent teeth. The replacement fills in the gap and is suspended and anchored to adjacent natural teeth. In some cases, dental implants may be incorporated to add stability and preserve underlying jawbone health.

What are the benefits of a bridge?

The benefits of dental bridges are many and varied, ranging from cosmetic to functional to health. Replacing missing teeth can restore the look of your smile and bring back your confidence.

Functional benefits

Dental bridges are sturdy and secure, constructed from strong tooth-colored porcelain that looks and functions just like natural teeth. A bridge can allow you to speak, smile, and enjoy your favorite foods again without worry.

Health benefits

Your oral health is a complex system–when one component breaks down, the entire system can become compromised. When teeth are absent, teeth on either side of the space are unsupported, causing surrounding teeth to shift, rotate, or even loosen and fall out. Missing teeth compromise your bite, which can have negative effects on the health of your jawbone. Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge restores your natural-looking smile, providing long-lasting aesthetics and function.

Please contact Walker and Barr, DMD today for more information about how a dental bridge could be the perfect solution for you. Call your Brandon dentists today at (813) 689-5928.