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Dental Bridges

 

Dental bridges are a type of dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. They are made of metal or porcelain and are held in place by adjacent teeth referred to as abutment teeth. A bridge can fill in the space created by missing teeth, which can help improve chewing, speaking, and overall facial appearance. Bridges can also help distribute the forces of biting, reducing the strain on other teeth. Dental bridges can be made from various materials, including metal, porcelain, or a combination.

What are the benefits of Bridges?

  • Improved ability to chew and speak – Bridges can replace missing teeth and help a person chew and communicate more quickly, making it easier to enjoy a wide variety of foods.
  • A bridge can help improve the appearance of a person’s smile. A bridge can be custom-made to match a person’s natural teeth and fill in the gaps between them.
  • Bridges can help maintain oral health and the integrity of a person’s remaining teeth. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth can drift out of place, putting them at risk for decay and gum disease.
  • A bridge can help keep the surrounding teeth in place and preserve the jaw’s health.
  • A bridge can last many years with proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.
  • A bridge can last for 10-15 years or more with good care. Dental bridges are more cost-effective than other replacement options, such as dentures or implants.
  • A bridge can be completed in a single visit to the dentist and is typically less expensive than other options.

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