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Why Do I Need a Dental Bridge?

Why Do I Need a Dental Bridge?

May 02, 2019

Your dental professional at Richmond Dental in Calgary is here to make sure that your teeth are preserved and cared for to prevent dental issues from forming and worsening. Dental bridges do more than you think, including any of the following.

Get Rid of Decayed Teeth

When teeth are decayed and cannot be saved, they must be extracted to prevent infection or decay from spreading. When a tooth is removed, a dental bridge can replace it.

Fill in the Gap

When a tooth goes missing, the gap created can cause oral health problems to develop or worsen. To fill in the gap and avoid difficulty cleaning teeth or eating, a dental bridge might be suggested by your dentist.

Restore Your Confidence in Your Smile

Having a gap in your teeth can cause problems with smiling, so you may want to consider restoring it by getting a dental bridge installed to fill the area with a natural looking replacement tooth that gives you a great smile.

Chew More Effectively

Chewing can become an issue when teeth are missing as food gets stuck in gaps or discomfort is experienced. Bridges reduce this discomfort, so you can eat more efficiently.

Reduce the Risk of Damage to the Surrounding Teeth

Teeth around your gap can be damaged due to the lack of support and increased pressure. Bridges distribute the pressure, so you don’t damage teeth.

Speak Clearly

Some appliances can cause problems speaking, so dental bridges and other replacement options are recommended to prevent issues with speech.

Faster Solution Than Individual Implants

Dental implants are another way to replace missing teeth, but these can take several months as the jaw heals when the implant is placed. Bridges are fast and can be installed in a few weeks.

A More Affordable Option

Some options for replacing teeth are expensive, but bridges are an affordable option to making sure your smile looks natural and healthy.

Bridges Minimize the Potential for Teeth Shifting

Not many people know the true result of missing a tooth. Over time, your teeth will shift and move out of alignment or become crooked. This can cause problems with cleaning teeth and keeping them free of plaque and bacteria.