Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic or aesthetic issue; they can also create problems in your oral health. Once a permanent tooth is gone, the other surrounding teeth can begin to shift, causing gaps and misalignment. This change can allow more food to get trapped between your teeth, making it difficult to keep bacteria, plaque and tartar at bay, which can lead to gum disease. Dental bridges can help keep your teeth aligned and healthy, while providing you with a beautiful smile.
Are Dental Bridges Right for You?
Dental bridges are created by using the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth as anchors. Dental crowns are fitted for these abutment teeth, with an artificial tooth or teeth attached to fill the gap. This is a permanent fixture that doesn’t need to be removed like dentures. The dental bridge will look and function just like natural teeth, giving you a complete set of teeth for eating and smiling.
Dental bridges are a wonderful option for those that have missing teeth that are between two healthy teeth that can be used as anchors. If you want to find out more about receiving a dental bridge, contact Atencio Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation and exam with Dr. Atencio. We offer dental bridges, dentures and dental implants for smile restoration.