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Discover the Benefits of Dental Bridges

June 10, 2024

Living with missing teeth can be a frustrating experience, causing you to feel self-conscious about sharing your smile and making everyday tasks like chewing more difficult. At the office of Dentasia Dental Services, we're dedicated to helping our patients achieve healthy, complete smiles through state-of-the-art dental solutions such as fixed dental bridges.

The impact of missing teeth on your oral health and well-being

When you have gaps in your smile due to missing teeth, it's not just a cosmetic issue. Over time, the surrounding teeth can shift or tilt into these spaces, leading to potential problems with your bite and jaw function. Teeth from the opposite jaw may even start to move downward towards the empty areas. Because of this, replacing missing teeth is essential for maintaining good oral health and preventing further complications.

Conventional dental bridges: A classic solution

A conventional fixed dental bridge has been a reliable method for tooth replacement for many years. This approach involves creating artificial teeth called "pontics" that are supported by natural, adjacent teeth on either side. These supporting teeth are prepared and crowned to provide the necessary stability for the new dental bridge. The number of adjacent teeth that need to be prepared and crowned depends on how many missing teeth are being replaced.

Once fabricated and fitted, a dental bridge is permanently fixed or cemented in place. Designed to mimic the look of natural teeth, these bridges help restore a functional, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing bite.

Advanced implant-supported bridges: A modern approach

Dental implants offer a sophisticated alternative to conventional fixed bridges. Unlike traditional bridges, implant-supported bridges preserve the integrity of adjacent teeth by using dental implants as their foundation. These implants act much like the roots of natural teeth and provide the support needed for short or long-span fixed bridges without having to prepare any natural teeth. As they fuse with the surrounding bone during a process called osseointegration, dental implants gain the strength and stability necessary to handle everyday oral functions such as chewing.

In addition to providing support for your new dental bridge, dental implants also help maintain the bone structure in the areas where teeth are missing. By preventing bone shrinkage, these implants contribute to maintaining normal facial contours and preventing sagging over time.

At our office, we take a comprehensive approach to dental care, tailoring each treatment plan to meet the unique needs of our patients. Contact us today for more information on dental bridges or any of the services we provide.

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