What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. This restoration can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. A fixed bridge uses the teeth on either side of the missing teeth as anchors (or abutment teeth) to hold the replacement teeth in place. The number of teeth you can replace will depend on the health and size of your abutment teeth.
Constructed from porcelain (or sometimes porcelain fused with metal), dental bridges are an affordable way to repair your smile. We’ll take an x-ray of your mouth and impressions so we can measure your bridge and make prosthetic crowns that fit your bite perfectly!
The Benefits of a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges can benefit your overall oral health by providing a long-term and naturally looking replacement teeth.
- Prevents shifting of remaining teeth
- Helps to prevent gum disease and keep gums healthy
- Restores and maintains your natural bite
- Maximizes the functionality of your teeth
Contact our North Tonawanda dentist office today for more information about how a dental bridge could be the perfect solution to replace your missing teeth.
Dental Bridge FAQs
How long do dental bridges last?
Dental implants are a popular choice among patients because they permanently replace missing teeth. Since they’re made of strong, durable titanium and fused into your jawbone, they’re built to last. While the implants themselves can last a lifetime, you may at some point have to replace the tooth restoration attached to your implant due to normal wear and tear.
How do I care for dental bridges?
Dental bridges can restore your smile to its former glory. But just because it’s not your natural tooth, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t require all the same care. Be sure to brush twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once a day. Depending on the kind of bridge you get, you may need to do additional flossing with a special tool available at a drugstore near you. When you get your bridge placed, we’ll be sure to let you know how to best take care of your new dental restoration.
Will I have trouble eating with a dental bridge?
Once your bridge is placed, you should have no issues with eating. You’ll be able to once again experience for yourself all the joys and functionality of a full smile.
Do dental bridges impact speech?
Upon getting your dental bridge placed, you may experience some difficulties with talking at first. With some practice, you should be back to your old speech patterns in no time. In fact, with a full mouth of teeth, you may experience more clarity in your speech once you’ve learned the ropes and are fully used to the new restoration.