Benefits of Dental Bridges
If you have gaps in your mouth created by missing teeth, you know what a hassle it can be to perform even the simplest tasks. Even the most basic mouth movements allowing you to talk and chew food can be difficult and painful. Thankfully, dental bridges provide a solution.
Dental bridges simply fill in your mouth’s empty space with false teeth. Dentists use the teeth on either side of the gap like anchors to hold the false teeth down. Depending on your preference, these teeth can be made from porcelain, gold, alloys, or any combination of the three.
Dental bridges effectively:
- Restore your smile
- Improve chewing and speaking
- Maintain your face’s natural shape
- Even out your bite
- Prevent teeth from shifting positions
Dental bridges come in three basic types: Traditional, Cantilever, and Maryland. Traditional bridges, the most common, use crowns or implants as the ‘anchors’ on either side of the missing teeth. When you have teeth adjacent to only one side of your missing teeth, dentists use a Cantilever bridge. Finally, Maryland bonded bridges have a metal framework in which dentists bond directly to your adjacent teeth.
Because they’re made from durable material, dental bridges provide you with a long-lasting solution. With proper care, dental bridges can last longer than 10 years.
If you want to bring confidence and comfort back to your smile, talk with your dentist today about getting dental bridges.
For more information on our Shelby Township dentists and the benefits of dental bridges, contact Frank P. Ruffino DDS or call us at (586) 799-4240.