Could a Dental Bridge Give You Back Your Smile?
- Posted on: Jul 15 2018
Losing a tooth can mean losing your desire to smile. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers affordable long-term solutions for people who want to get their smile back in working order as quickly as possible. The dental bridge is the original model of partial tooth replacement that proved to be efficient. While we have advanced quite a bit from this starting point, there are many people for whom tooth replacement with a dental bridge makes perfect sense. Could this method be what you need to repair your smile?
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge may be confused with a partial denture. Both look similar because they appear to be a set of artificial teeth at first glance. However, the two differ in that a partial denture is typically removable. A dental bridge is typically fixed. To affix a bridge, Dr. Marshall makes adjustments to two natural teeth so each can receive a dental crown. These teeth are what anchor the artificial tooth or teeth in place. Because we are a metal-free office, our dental crowns look and feel entirely natural.
Would a dental bridge meet your needs?
If you have a missing tooth or need to have a tooth extracted, there is a need for restoration. The gap between two teeth needs to be filled. This can be accomplished with a dental implant and crown or with a dental bridge. Both last many years and both are supported with good daily hygiene and routine checkups with your dentist. When you receive a dental bridge, you can enjoy benefits such as:
- Affordable care completed in two visits
- A natural-looking smile
- Efficient chewing is restored
- Your bite will be balanced
- Teeth will not shift into empty space
- No gaps
Losing a tooth doesn’t have to have such a negative impact on your quality of life. Dr. Marshall can help you regain chewing function, better oral health, and renewed confidence in your smile by walking you through the details of a dental bridge versus other restorative options. Contact us online or at our Ardmore office at (610) 649-0696 for more information.
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