What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are pontics or false teeth that join the adjacent teeth or dental implants via a retainer to close a gap due to missing teeth. These fixed pontics are of a similar shape, size, and shade to your teeth, blending in well for a perfect smile.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are four main types of dental bridges applicable to the specific conditions due to missing teeth. For example, for small gaps with no space to fix the two abutment teeth, Your Dental Office, located in Toronto and Etobicoke, may set a more appropriate cantilever bridge. Other types include the traditional fixed bridges, Maryland bonded bridges, and implant-supported dental bridges.
Why Would Someone Need a Dental Bridge?
Living with missing teeth can affect your appearance and function. In turn, it interferes with your daily routines. Dental bridges can close the gap and restore your beautiful smile boosting your self-confidence. Second, the fixed dental prosthesis is strong and durable, helping you to bite or chew better. Further, the bridge alters the placement of the tongue for better speech and pronunciation. Finally, a dental bridge is necessary for instances where there are possible complications that follow the tooth loss. The missing tooth can trigger a gradual shift in the structure of the remaining teeth, making them spread further. Still, not all missing teeth need replacement. Plus, an ideal candidate for dental bridges should have healthy teeth and gums that are free of any periodontal disease.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges correct the function and appearance of your teeth. Hence, they improve your smile and chewing of food. Dental bridges also:
- Reinforce the structure of your jaw, preventing your existing teeth from shifting.
- Help retain the shape of your face.
- Are stable and reliable, lasting up to 15 years.
Do you need dental bridges? If you reside in the Greater Toronto Area, visit Your Dental Office, located in Toronto and Etobicoke, to discuss your options with your dentist. It is more manageable and affordable to correct the issue before any tooth loss complications begin to show. Contact us to schedule an appointment.