Bridging The Gap
Dealing with tooth loss can not only be upsetting and difficult to experience, but it can come with challenges in your daily life as well. A missing tooth can affect your appearance if it is a visible tooth and it can cause changes in your bite and the way you chew if it is a rear tooth. No matter the location of your missing tooth, we recommend replacing it as soon as possible. We offer a tooth replacement option that can restore one tooth or 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?
Experiencing tooth loss can be challenging, and we are here to help our patients determine which tooth replacement method is right for their needs. One option that we often recommend is a dental bridge. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth structure that is used to fill in a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted by a dentist, have experienced severe trauma, or are experiencing 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
It is not uncommon for patients to feel self-conscious when dealing with tooth loss. A dental bridge is a wonderful treatment plan because not only does it restore the function of the tooth, but it also blends in with the surrounding teeth, giving a natural appearance. A dental bridge can help patients chew food properly and restore any speech issues that may have developed due to the missing tooth or teeth. It also helps keep the teeth from shifting out of place and helps maintain the shape of your face.
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 Bowie, MD to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!