If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, you may feel hesitant to smile or laugh around friends. In addition, eating meals may become difficult or uncomfortable. Fortunately, replacing your teeth with a bridge offers a natural looking, beautiful solution to tooth loss.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a dental prosthetic that replaces one tooth or multiple teeth in a row. This type of prosthetic is composed of a row of dental crowns. On each end of the bridge, a dental crown affixes to an anchor tooth, while the remaining crowns between the anchors rest against your gums.
What Are the Benefits of Bridges?
Missing one or several teeth can be embarrassing and make you hesitant to smile. In addition, having physical difficulty chewing and speaking can greatly impact your social life and even your ability to communicate and eat. A bridge offers a number of benefits for those missing teeth:
- Dental bridges can replace one tooth or several teeth in a row
- Bridges offer a permanent solution that partials do not permit, and are most cost-effective than dental implants
- Dr. Pizzi and Dr. Mehdi will color-match the crowns in your bridge for a beautiful, seamless smile
- Improved smile, chewing, and more articulate speaking
Do You Make A Good Candidate for Bridges?
If you’re missing one or even multiple teeth, you may make an excellent candidate for bridges. Because bridges rely on natural anchor teeth, you will need healthy teeth on which to attach your bridge. If you do not have healthy anchor teeth, or if the configuration of your missing teeth is spread across an arch, there may be alternative solutions.