Bridges are used to connect people relationally and physically. They are also important for strengthening and bridging the gap in our oral health. Lifetime Family Dental in Gilbert, Arizona wants to help you meet your cosmetic dentistry needs and give you the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed. One way to improve the essential daily functioning with your oral health is with dental bridges.
What is a Dental Bridge?
For those with missing teeth, a dental bridge is created to hold the remaining teeth in place. This simple procedure allows everyday activities such as eating or speaking to be performed easier. A dental bridge creates support on both sides of the gap, usually consisting of crowns. The replacement tooth (pontic) is placed in the middle and ensures a tight fit. This process literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Reasons for A Dental Bridge
Dental bridges restore the structure and function of your teeth after tooth loss. Dental bridges can address a number of issues related to your oral health. Some of these areas that can see improvement consist of:
*Teeth Shifting: When there is a gap in the dental makeup of your teeth, the other teeth surrounding the gap can begin to shift in the mouth to make up for the open space. This can cause issues with the jawbone and crooked teeth. Not only does this make cleaning teeth difficult, it can also lead to tooth decay or gum disease. It is imperative for your oral health to replace any missing teeth you may have.
*Restores Your Smile: When you are able to feel confident with your beautiful smile, it can change your outlook on life, improve relationships and provide you with connections to new opportunities.
*Improves Daily Functioning: Missing teeth causes frustrations in eating and speaking and dental bridges will help restore normalcy.
As you can probably see by now, dental bridges improve not only the functionality and structure but also the strength of your teeth and the look of your smile.
Lifetime Family Dental appreciates the benefits of connecting with friends and family and building connections within your teeth. Dental bridges can give you a new outlook on life so contact us today to learn more and to see if this is the right fit for you!
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