Dental bridges are another effective option to replace missing teeth. This type of restoration uses the support of neighboring teeth to connect crowns and cover the areas of the missing teeth. The result is a non-removable option that provides a better bite and function while chewing along with giving you the aesthetics of a healthy, beautiful smile.
Ideally, those with missing teeth will need to get them replaced with implants, bridges, or whatever they’re able to use. We strongly urge restoring your smile with dental bridges because missing teeth can have a negative effect on your self-esteem, oral health, and more.
Below are the following individuals who make the best candidates for dental bridges.
Dental bridges can provide many advantages to those who are missing teeth. Learning more about the benefits they can provide will ensure your satisfaction and peace of mind. These include the following:
Today’s dental technology makes artificial teeth look more natural than ever! Most dental bridges are made of materials such as composite resin and zirconia for life-like aesthetic and durability. No one will even know you have false teeth!
Missing teeth can hinder your proper enunciation, which affects the way you speak. Your distributing biting force is also impacted by the spaces in your mouth, which makes chewing much more difficult. Dental implants can restore your ability to talk and eat with ease and without pain.
Your teeth provide support for your jaw muscles. When the support is gone, the bone begins to deteriorate and cause changes to your facial structure. Your face will appear more sunken when you’re missing teeth, and dental bridges can prevent that from happening.
Missing teeth can also cause the remaining ones to shift to fill the gap. This will cause misalignment issues that require orthodontic work. Dental bridges will prevent your adjacent teeth from shifting and avoid further complications.
You’ll want to take good care of your bridges so they can last a long time and be more effective. After your appointment, do the following to keep your dental bridges in good shape.
Smoking and tobacco are already bad for your oral health, but they can also cause significant damage to your dental bridges. If you smoke right after getting them placed, it’ll slow the healing process, damage the gum tissue, and shorten their lifespan.
Just because your missing teeth have been restored doesn’t mean you should stop seeing the dentist! In fact, keeping up with your regular dental visits can ensure your bridges stay strong, healthy, and effective. You’ll want to treat them as if they were your natural teeth.
You don’t want to develop decay or other oral diseases under your bridges. Having proper oral hygiene will keep your mouth and dental bridges healthy. Make sure to brush twice daily, floss once daily, eat high-fiber fruits and vegetables, and use fluoride toothpaste.
Overconsumption of sugary and acidic foods will increase your chances of getting cavities that will lead to complications to your dental bridge. You’ll want to avoid, or at the very least limit, how much sugar you consume. You’ll also want to stay away from sticky and hard items that could possibly damage your dental bridges.
Replacing your missing teeth has never been easier! We’re proud to offer dental bridges at Aesthetic Dentistry of Plantation. If you’re tired of hiding your smile due to missing teeth, please feel free to give our office a call and ask us about dental bridges.