Every year, tens of thousands of individuals lose at least one tooth. Once you start losing teeth, your smile won’t look as good as it should. A dental bridge is used to bridge the gap between your teeth. The bridge can be effective for closing the gap for multiple missing teeth, or it can be used to replace a single missing tooth.
The bridge is comprised of at least two crowns, and it uses two of your remaining teeth for stability. The teeth that are used as anchors for the bridge are called abutment teeth, and the bridge fills the gap with false teeth. The bridge can be supported with implants or natural teeth.
Why are Dental Bridges Beneficial?
If you’re missing teeth and considering a dental bridge, then you should know how you can benefit from the treatment. Modern bridges can restore your smile and help you to speak and chew properly.
Since they’re designed to replace missing teeth, dental bridges can help maintain the shape of your face, which is negatively impacted by missing teeth. A bridge is even useful for preventing your remaining teeth from drifting out of their positions. There are different types of bridges, and you can schedule a consultation with us to determine the best option for your individual needs.
Why Get a Dental Bridge?
If you’re missing teeth, it’s important to find a solution as quickly as possible. The teeth in your mouth are designed to work together, and when you’re missing teeth, the remaining teeth can begin to drift, and the resulting positioning can negatively affect your bite.
It’s also much harder to clean teeth that have drifted, and the spaces where you have no teeth will cause your mouth to sink in. Missing teeth can cause more than just aesthetic issues; they can also lead to unwanted health issues, such as TMJ.
How Do I Get Started with a Dental Bridge?
The best way to learn more about a dental bridge and how it can work in your situation is to schedule an initial consultation at the office of Dr. Michael Sohl in Stuart. Offering a variety of services ranging from Nobel Biocare dental implants, Zygoma implants and obstructive sleep apnea services to veneers, PRP services, BOTOX® and dermal fillers, Dr. Sohl is committed to helping people in the Stuart and surrounding areas better themselves. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!