Smile With Confidence: Dental Bridges
Do you have a gap in your smile due to a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth? Would you prefer a permanent solution to missing teeth? A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic that fills in the missing gaps in your smile to enhance your appearance and give you back the full function of your teeth.
More Than Just Looks
While missing teeth can affect your appearance, they also negatively impact your long-term oral health. One or more missing teeth can cause your other teeth to shift out of place, which can cause damage to those teeth and lead to a misaligned bite. This snowball effect can result in jaw pain, as well.
Missing teeth are also detrimental to the health of your jawbone. Without a tooth root to stimulate the bone, it will begin to shrink and could lead to the loss of even more teeth. The shrinking of the jawbone and lack of teeth is what causes that sunken-in appearance.
Dental Bridge Process
Made up of two or more crowns, a dental bridge is supported by anchor teeth on either side of a gap, also known as abutment teeth. They hold the bridge securely in place. The abutment teeth can either be implants or your natural teeth.
Patients enjoy the benefits of dental bridges, such as:
- Similar look and function to natural teeth
- Improved ability to bite and chew
- Improved speech
- Durable and long-lasting solution
At Ackley Dental Group, we have been providing dental bridges to patients in Spring Hill, Florida and the surrounding area for more than 35 years. If you are looking for a solution for your missing teeth or an alternative to your current treatment, please call our office to schedule an appointment today. We are happy to help you regain a natural and functioning smile.