If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. You may find yourself feeling a bit self-conscious and you may have mastered the art of “the closed mouth smile”. Bridges can help restore your smile and your confidence, and allow you to chew normally once again.
A fixed bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, ceramic, or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable partial denture, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.
An implant bridge replaces multiple missing teeth. Please read our information on DENTAL IMPLANTS in the ADVANCED DENTISTRY section of our website. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing, an implant bridge may be a good solution for you.
The success of any bridge depends on its foundation. It’s very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong! Practicing good oral home care and seeing your dentist regularly will ensure a long, healthy life for your dental bridge.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, call us at Broadway Dental Excellence to schedule an appointment and see if a bridge may be the right solution for you.