Replacing Missing Teeth With Bridges
When it comes to proper speech, chewing and proper alignment- all of your teeth play a crucial role. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do happen to lose teeth, they must be replaced to maintain the proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are several options for correcting tooth loss.
Dental Bridge Options
A bridge is a device used to replace missing teeth that attach artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached (fixed bridges), or they can be removable.
dental bridges can help fill the gaps in your smileFixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or with precision attachments.
If you happen to be missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions, from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it’s difficult to do these things. Missing teeth can, and should be replaced as soon as they can. Fixed bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance without breaking the bank.