What Can A Bridge Do For You?
If you are missing a tooth, it is essential to your oral and overall health to speak to us about the tooth replacements we offer patients. Even if your smile hasn’t been affected because you are missing your molars in the back of the mouth, it can cause problems with the way you eat and digest food, as well as negatively affect your quality of life. We offer a tooth replacement option that can restore multiple teeth at one time. Read on to learn more about a dental bridge and why we may recommend this treatment.
What is a Dental Bridge?
When a patient is missing teeth, a dental bridge is an excellent way to replace the teeth and restore their function as well. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth structure that is used to fill in a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted by a dentist, have experienced severe trauma, or are experiencing severe decay. It is an appliance that usually has a crown on either side and one or more prosthetic teeth in the middle and is attached, or anchored, to the natural teeth on either side. We offer patients two types of bridges: removable bridges, also known as dentures, and fixed bridges.
The Benefits of Bridges
If you are missing teeth or dealing with frequent decay, you know it can significantly impact your quality of life. Many patients experience embarrassment or feel self-conscious when they are missing multiple teeth. We are so happy that we are able to provide bridges to patients who qualify for this treatment. It is a wonderful option to restore your oral health and improve your life. A dental bridge provides many benefits to patients including:
- Restore your ability to speak clearly
- Restore your ability to chew properly
- Help maintain the shape of your face
- Prevent further tooth loss by maintaining a healthy dental arch
If you are interested in learning more about a dental bridge for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact our office located in Terre Haute, IN to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!