Building a better smile includes making sure that you have a complete smile. Even if a single lost tooth is present in your mouth, it can lead to a downturn in your entire oral profile, which means that you could look older than you actually are and not have the same functionality that your smile deserves. Make sure that all teeth are replaced with effective prosthetics if possible, which could include dental bridges.
Dental bridges, also referred to as fixed partial dentures, are restorations that are designed to fill in gaps left behind by missing teeth. They provide prosthetic replacements for teeth that can be anchored directly to nearby or neighboring teeth. The attachment to other teeth ensures that they do not move around and can hold fast in your mouth, which is wonderful news for individuals who are afraid of any food restrictions that are often placed onto prosthetics. Unlike dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy all the foods that you love with dental bridges. With dental bridges, you may be able to restore hindrances that you may have suffered from chewing foods, or with your speech.
Depending on the location of your missing teeth, several other issues may arise as well. Furthermore, if you have issues with bite stability or space maintenance between teeth moving around, dental bridges will help redistribute bite forces and ensure that other teeth will remain fast in place. They can even be used to improve your oral hygiene because plaque will not be allowed to gather in the voids that were once prominent with missing teeth.
Do you still have lingering questions about dental bridges? Drs. Chamberland and White and our team at our dental office in Shelbyville, Tennessee are always here to help you take the steps to building a healthier you. You are welcome to call Chamberland Dentistry at 931-684-9167 to book an appointment with us to discuss your options for dental bridges.