5 Reasons to Consider a Dental Bridge

5 Reasons to Consider a Dental Bridge

Jan 06, 2022

If you are one of the many people with a missing tooth, a dental bridge is a good treatment option for you. This is a set of permanent false teeth meant to “bridge” the gap between your teeth. Our dentist will give you a dental bridge depending on the location of the gap. Most of the patients come to get dental bridges for their front teeth.

Dental bridges are made from different materials, such as gold. However, the most commonly used are made from porcelain since it aesthetically blends with your natural teeth.

At Paradise Dental, getting dental bridges will require two appointments with our dentist. During the first visit, our dentist will prepare the teeth to secure the bridge on both sides. You will also be fitted with a temporary bridge during this visit.

On the second appointment, your bridge will be permanently fixed. A few more visits might be required to make adjustments to the fixed bridge. Dental bridges can last for up to ten years if you maintain good oral hygiene. The health of the bridge depends on the health of the adjacent teeth.

Dental bridges also have an advantage over implants. Implants involve one or more procedures for placement. Moreover, you need a bone grafting procedure if you have a low jawbone density. On the other hand, bridges can be placed in your mouth without the need for invasive surgery.

Who Can Get a Dental Bridge?

If you are missing between one and three consecutive teeth, you might be a good candidate for dental bridges near you. However, you are required to have good oral health before getting the bridges. If you are suffering from gum disease, it should be treated before getting the bridge placed.

You are required to have sufficiently healthy and strong teeth to provide support for the crowns on either side of the bridge.

If you have to be fitted with implant-supported bridges, you need to have a good jawbone density. However, even with insufficient bone density, do not worry. Our dentist will first perform a bone grafting procedure before the implant procedure.

Why You Should Get Dental Bridges

If you doubt whether you should get a dental bridge, below are reasons you should make an appointment.

  • Prevents Shifting

Having a missing tooth creates room for the adjacent teeth to move and fill the open space. This is not a desired scenario and should be prevented, leading to misaligned teeth and affected bites. Getting a dental bridge will close the gap, leaving no allowance for movement or shifting from the correct position.

  • Restores Your Smile

Damaged, discolored, missing, or stained teeth can take away the attractiveness of your smile. Having a missing tooth at the back of your mouth might not be a problem. Either way, no one will notice when you chew or speak, or laugh. However, if the gap is in front of your mouth, it can make you uncomfortable when smiling. Dental bridging front teeth will help you have that attractive and appealing smile you desire.

  • Improves Chewing and Eating Ability

A missing tooth means that you have inadequate teeth to chew your food. This might lead to difficulties while eating some of your favorite foods. And it will also cause under chewing of food which might lead to digestive problems. Getting dental bridges assures adequate chewing ability, meaning that you can eat most foods in a normal fashion.

  • Restoring Your Speech and Pronunciation

Missing a front tooth can make you lisp and experience other speech impediments. A dental bridge will eliminate the chances of these mistakes, assuring you that your target audience clearly understands your speech.

  • Maintaining the Shape of Your Face

Having a missing tooth might lead to loss of jawbone. This might consequently lead to misalignment of your face. A dental bridge will ensure that the jawbone remains intact, thus maintaining the shape of your face.

 

If you have a gap in your teeth, make an appointment with our dentist in Orlando. We have a skilled dentist who will adjust the bridge to fit in your gap correctly. Our dentist will also offer advice and follow-up after fitting the bridge. So visit us today and get dental bridges in Orlando.