Dental bridges are used to fill the gaps caused by missing teeth.
If you’ve lost one, two, or multiple teeth, you’re not alone. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults 35-44 have lost at least one tooth. Missing teeth are not only unattractive, but they can lead to pain, difficulty eating, and a less active lifestyle. The longer you wait to address missing teeth, the harder and more costly it can be to replace them. Your treatment needs for missing teeth are unique, however, so how do you know if you should get dental implants or a dental bridge?
Dental Bridges – Filling a Gap Solution
A dental bridge can fill those gaps caused by missing teeth, giving you a natural-looking, effective tooth replacement. The most commonly done bridge consists of an artificial tooth supported by its two neighboring teeth. Those two anchor teeth are given crowns to attach the new tooth (called a pontic), and this allows for normal biting and chewing pressure. If you’ve lost multiple teeth or roots, dental implants may be a better solution. Dental implants are also a long-term alternative.
Pros of Dental Bridges
- Correct your bite, thus improving your dental health
- Fill gaps caused by missing teeth
- Improve your chewing ability
- Improve speech
- Give support to the surrounding teeth
Dental Implants – Forever Teeth to Last a Lifetime
Dental implants have a 95% success rate among patients. Dental implants secure the new set of teeth to your bone with titanium plates., thus being built to last forever. With dental implants, you will never have to wear dentures. This new set of teeth can be created at Springville Dentistry with just one appointment. Eat, chew, and smile with confidence by replacing your missing teeth or dentures with dental implants to last a lifetime.