To span the space between missing teeth, a bridge is often prescribed. Because that space can cause the other teeth to move and cause a change in your bite, it is important to close the area. That also means less chance of additional tooth loss, decay and gum disease.
A dental bridge is made of interconnecting crowns and is custom designed to fit your mouth. It will keep the remaining teeth from moving and is held in position by affixing to crowns on either side of the gap.
At Manotick Main Dental we recognize that missing teeth can cause impediments in speech and lead to gum disease. Therefore, we are happy to recommend a dental bridge when called for.
The Benefits Dental Bridges
Much like a bridge over a roadway, a dental bridge will close the gap between missing teeth. In order to support this structure, it will require the reshaping and adding crowns to the abutment teeth/anchor teeth. Then you will have a secure structure to enjoy eating and smiling.
Who Needs Dental Bridges?
Anyone who has missing or severely damaged teeth is usually a good candidate for a dental bridge. This prevents undue shifting of the remaining teeth, gum disease, or bit issues. Having missing teeth can also be the cause of jaw pain and headaches.
More than cosmetic, bridges serve practical purposes:
- Restoring a healthy bite to facilitate chewing
- Maintaining the contours of the face
- Improving your smile
- Reducing damage to remaining teeth from a misaligned bite
- Restoring self-confidence after an accident or injury