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Conceal gaps in your smile with a dental bridge

A dental bridge is a kind of restorative and cosmetic dental treatment. It is commonly used to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth following an extraction. With a dental bridge, the surrounding teeth are used to support a prosthetic tooth. One or two dental crowns are attached to a prosthetic tooth that sits in the gap.

How do dental bridges work?

A dental bridge is a quick and simple way to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. A gap in your teeth can do more than just damage your confidence. It can also lead the surrounding teeth to fall out of alignment, resulting in problems with your bite. A dental bridge will help to fill this gap before it can become problematic.

Who is a good candidate for a dental bridge?

You could be an ideal candidate for a dental bridge if you have one or more missing teeth. The surrounding teeth will also need to be in good condition to support the restoration. In general, you will need to have good oral health and be able to follow the aftercare instructions provided by our team.

To care for your bridge, you will need to brush and floss your teeth as usual. You may also need to use special interdental brushes to get between the bridge and your gum line. We will give you comprehensive support to make sure you feel confident caring for your new smile.

What is the alternative to a dental bridge?

A good alternative to a dental bridge would be a dental implant. While this option is more expensive, it will last much longer and the restoration will look and feel very natural. You could also explore veneers to replace a missing tooth in the front of your mouth.

Leaving a gap in your smile is also an option, but you should be aware of the long-term impact on your teeth. The surrounding and opposite teeth can shift, leading to alignment problems and issues with your bite. A gap in your smile can also lead to loss of bone density, which can impact the strength of the surrounding teeth.

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