Should I Get a Dental Bridge?

If you have one or more missing teeth, you know it has had a negative impact in your life to one extent or another. There are a few options that a dentist may recommend. A dental bridge is one option that you are encouraged to consider.

One of the first things to do when considering a decision is to understand it! Notice the explanation of exactly what a bridge is on our website:

BRIDGES: This is an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. It is formed to look like the missing tooth, and it takes its place in the mouth. The sides of a bridge use the two surrounding teeth for support, hence the name. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.”

Resulting Problems

When one or more missing teeth are not replaced, it can cause a host of problems. For one thing, especially if it is visible, your self confidence can be effected. You may be less likely to smile as much as you did before missing teeth. CHewing may become more difficult and time consuming. To add to this, teeth can crowd and bite alignment can be affected since the surrounding teeth tend to shift in the direction where teeth are gone. 

Reach Out to Us!

Without a doubt, there are ample reasons to replace teeth that are missing. Want to know more? Please schedule a consultation with North County Dental Specialties to better understand your options!  (760) 233-5887