If you’re missing any teeth, it could be detrimental to your oral health and alter the appearance of your smile. To combat the issues that losing a tooth could cause, Holland River Dental provides highly effective and durable dental bridges for all patients in our office. Bridges can help you avoid worsening dental issues, such as cavities, gingivitis, shifting teeth, and more. Let’s explore why a dental bridge may be recommended by our dental staff as well as the types of bridges you can choose.
A missing tooth can cause significant issues – even if you think it isn’t a big deal. Even just a single tooth missing from your mouth can throw off the natural function of your teeth and lead to issues with alignment of teeth and other oral health issues.
A fixed bridge may be recommended based on your personal preference as well as your dentist’s recommendation. Fixed bridges use the teeth that are adjacent to the area missing a tooth as an anchor. Often, crowns will be applied to these teeth to make them sturdier and more durable. The bridge is attached to the crowns and used to ‘bridge the gap’ that is caused by missing teeth.
If you’d prefer something more permanent, you may consider implant-supported bridged for your teeth. These are highly effective and require surgery to implant titanium posts into the jawbone. The posts heal over time, and then your dentist will apply bridges to your teeth that stay securely in place. There’s no need for any of your other teeth to be used for support – the implant acts as a replacement for the roots of teeth, providing stimulation to the jaw as well as strong support for dental bridges.
If you would like more information on how dental bridges can improve your oral health, speak with a professional at Holland River Dental. We can provide insight into your oral health after performing a thorough exam and cleaning. You can call our office at your convenience to schedule an appointment with a high-quality dentist near you.