Dental bridges placed by our Cadillac dentists are built to literally “bridge” the gap or space that has been left by missing teeth. In addition to improving speech, oral health, and making eating more enjoyable, a dental bridge also looks natural thanks to the tooth-colored porcelain used for the crowns and false teeth, or pontics, situated directly over the gap.
Reasons Why You Might Need a Dental Bridge
Many patients who have experienced tooth loss appreciate the permanent, or fixed, nature of a dental bridge as it allows them to smile and eat comfortably without worry of possible movement. The dental bridge procedure is also a great alternative to something more intensive, like dental implants.
Our dentists may recommend a dental bridge if you’ve lost teeth because of:
- Recent tooth extraction
- Widespread or extensive tooth decay
- An oral injury or damage to the mouth
- Gum disease
- Older age
It’s important to remember that a small portion of tooth enamel may be removed by our dentists prior to the placement of your bridge. This is necessary in order to properly fit the incoming dental crowns on top of your two supporting teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
If you’re looking for a tooth replacement option, dental bridges work great and can improve your quality of life. In general, a bridge can help:
- Restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently
- Maintain your face shape
- Re-adjust your bite so force is properly distributed when you chew
- Prevent surrounding teeth from leaning inward and crowding
Flawless Tooth Restoration You Deserve
Tooth loss can cause your self-confidence to take a hit. The goal of our dentists in Cadillac, MI, is to get you back to smiling wide and proud. That is made possible with the placement of an appealing and natural-looking dental bridge. Request an appointment with our team today by calling LifeSmiles Dentistry at (231) 775-8281.