When Is a Dental Bridge Appropriate?

Everyone wants a beautiful smile but when you have missing teeth, your smile is not at its best. Missing teeth not only affect your health, it also has an impact on how you feel about your appearance and it can affect your self-confidence. Fortunately there are a few different ways to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures, dental implants and dental bridges can change your appearance, provide the chewing surface you need for healthy eating and restore your sense of self-confidence when your smile. Your dentist will discuss with you the best option for your particular situation.

The Case for the Dental Bridge

The dental bridge is a fixed dental prosthetic. This means it is a permanent solution to a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are fast becoming the method of choice for tooth replacement, but there are circumstances under which an implant may not be possible. Implants require adequate bone mass in order to be successful. When there is not enough bone mass a dental bridge may be the better choice.

The dental bridge is made by placing a crown on each tooth on either side of the space made by the missing tooth. Between the crowns is an artificial tooth to replace the missing tooth. A dental bridge is an excellent option for replacing missing teeth.

Dental Implants, Partial Dentures and the Dental Bridge

Each method of replacing missing teeth has its pros and cons. Partial Dentures are removable dental prosthetics. A few visits are required to make the partial denture. Dental implants take longer. They require a minor surgery and time for healing as the bone takes time to mesh with the implant. A dental bridge also takes a few visits to be completed.

After a thorough exam your dentist will discuss your options. Replacing missing teeth is important for your oral health. A dental bridge can restore your smile and your oral health. At Bayside Dental we can help you make the best choice for replacing your missing teeth. Give us a call today and schedule your appointment for a dental exam.

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