What Does A Bridge Do?
Dealing with tooth loss or severe decay can not only affect your quality of life, but it can also cause additional problems with your oral and overall health. We recommend that patients experiencing these issues speak to us as soon as possible to learn more about the tooth replacement options we offer to restore their oral health. Even if you are not dealing with tooth loss or severe decay at this time, the state of your oral health can change quickly, making it important to be knowledgeable of the treatments we offer. One treatment in particular is beneficial for restoring multiple teeth at one time. Read on to learn more about a dental bridge and why we may recommend this treatment.
What is a Dental Bridge?
If you or a loved one is experiencing tooth loss, a dental bridge is a wonderful replacement option that can improve the aesthetics and function of your teeth. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth structure that fills in a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted by a dentist, have experienced severe trauma, or are affected by severe decay. It is an appliance that usually has a crown on either side and one or more prosthetic teeth in the middle and is attached, or anchored, to the natural teeth on either side.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
Dealing with tooth loss can negatively impact your quality of life. It can be difficult to eat properly and speak correctly, and it can cause some patients to experience issues with depression. We are so happy that we are able to provide bridges to patients who qualify for this treatment. Bridges are cemented in place and are custom made, making them barely noticeable. A dental bridge can help restore a proper bite and improve issues such as:
- Chewing and speaking difficulties
- Sunken facial appearance
- Risk of further tooth loss
If you are interested in learning more about a dental bridge for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact our office located in Spring Hill, FL to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!