If you have lost your natural teeth and need an easy and versatile solution to repair your smile, then dental bridges may be right for you. These natural-looking appliances replace a section of mission teeth. They “bridge” the gap between teeth, creating a more pleasant appearance.
Dental bridges are smaller than dentures but work in the same fashion in that they are designed to replace missing teeth. The difference is that these appliances replace only a small section of teeth whereas dentures replace the full mouth.
What are Dental Bridges?
Restoring oral health includes repairing teeth and bringing the mouth back to a functional state. Dental bridges span the gap where there are missing teeth. On either end of the missing tooth, a crown attaches to the remaining teeth and in-between the anchoring crowns/teeth, false teeth fill the gap. These false teeth appliances are made of gold, alloy, or porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Regardless of the type of bridge a patient receives, the restoration will have significant benefits. The new bridge will restore functionality and oral health. Thanks to new dental technology and aesthetic advances, dental bridges are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. A new dental bridge can help restore your smile and increase the effectiveness of your chewing and bite.
How to Care for Dental Bridges
Bridges should be cared for like they were your own natural teeth. Clean the bridge twice a day using a proxy brush and/or dental floss. Proper brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste is also important.
Cleaning your bridge will help to reduce cavities and the development of inflammation of the gum tissue. It’s also important to see your dentist for regular check-ups and professional cleaning appointments.
Contact Comprehensive Dental Care
At Comprehensive Dental Care, our priority is your comfort and care. We can help you decide if dental bridges are the best solution for your needs. Set up an appointment to discuss your restorative treatment options.