What Kind Of Bridge Does A Dentist Build?
Dealing with oral health complications can be stressful. This is particularly true if you or a loved one has experienced severe tooth decay or has had a tooth extracted and needs to choose a tooth replacement. We do all we can to guide patients in the direction we feel is best, but ultimately it is up to the patient to decide on their final choice. One of the reasons patients may struggle with their decision is because they are unfamiliar with the treatment options. Today, we want to share more information about a common dental treatment that has been used for many years, but you may be unsure what the treatment entails. Read on to learn more about dental bridges.
What is a Dental Bridge?
If you are missing one or more teeth, there are a few different treatment options that we may recommend based on your needs and oral history. A dental bridge is a popular treatment that can be either fixed or removable. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth structure that fills in a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted by a dentist, have experienced severe trauma, or are experiencing severe decay. This treatment uses teeth on either side as support for the artificial teeth that are being permanently placed in your mouth.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
You may be wondering why we would choose a dental bridge over another tooth replacement option. A dental bridge is a wonderful treatment because it restores your oral health and blends in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. Other benefits include:
- Chew food as you would with natural teeth
- Restore speech which may have been compromised
- Maintain your facial structure
- Regain a confident smile
- Keep your natural teeth from shifting out of place
If you are interested in learning more about a dental bridge for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact our office located in Spotswood, NJ to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!