When you lose a tooth, it can be embarrassing, especially if it is a front or anterior tooth. Even back teeth or molars can begin to affect the look and function of your teeth. Once one tooth is gone, the adjacent teeth can begin to shift, making teeth crooked or misaligned. This can also make it more difficult to keep plaque and tartar away, which can lead to gum disease. Dental bridges offer a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth, improving your smile and making it easier to maintain your oral health.
Dental bridges use your existing teeth as anchors to hold prosthetic teeth in place to close gaps in your smile. Crowns are fitted for the teeth on either side of a missing tooth or to pontics or artificial teeth on either side of the gap. Once in place, these teeth look and function naturally, giving you back a complete smile that you can be proud to show the world. They also help keep your existing teeth in place and reduce the possible oral health issues that can accompany missing teeth. Since the bridge is connected to your teeth, you do not need to worry about it moving or slipping like dentures. It gives you a permanent solution for your missing teeth.
Are you a good candidate for a dental bridge? Contact Ambler Dental Care today and make your appointment for an exam and consultation.