If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. You may be feeling self-conscious. You may have mastered the art of “the closed mouth smile.” Bridges can help restore your smile, give you more confidence, and you to chew normally once again.
A fixed bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, literally “bridging” the gap where one or more teeth are used. Bridges can be made from gold, alloy, ceramic, or a combination of these materials. They are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable partial denture, which you can take out and clean, a dentist can only remove a fixed bridge.
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. A bridge’s success depends on its foundation, so it’s essential to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong!
Practicing good oral care and seeing your dentist regularly ensures a long, healthy life for your bridge. If you’re missing one or more teeth, call Broadway Dental Excellence to schedule an appointment. See if a bridge may be the right solution for you.