Should You Consider Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth?

18 Jun 2015

Should You Consider Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth?

If you tripped and knocked out a tooth, what would you do? Would you be surprised to learn that some people won’t act if a dislodged tooth doesn’t affect the appearance of their smile? However, if you lose a tooth for any reason, please don’t wait to have the issue resolved—regardless of its position.

Still, do you wonder what restoration could be best for your smile? If you are missing a few consecutive teeth, a dental bridge or dentures could be the best option for you. While some people confuse the two, there is a significant difference: a bridge is a permanent fixture while dentures can be removed. However, our dentist, Dr. Vasserman will probably not recommend dentures if you are missing more than three consecutive teeth.

Still, a bridge could be your best option. Typically, bridges are made from metal and other materials that are shaped to match the color, tone, and shape of your smile. Even better, once your bridge has been placed, you’ll be able to chew, eat, and speak comfortably once again. Another benefit of a dental bridge is that you won’t have to make any extra effort to care for them. However, please don’t misunderstand: you’ll still have to care for your smile, but your normal routine—brushing for two minutes a day, flossing daily, and visiting a dentist every six months—is enough.

Finally, if you are missing teeth, we recommend getting a restoration as soon as possible. If you don’t, it will be more difficult to keep your smile as clean as it could be, which could lead to gum disease, bad breath, and potentially, shifting teeth.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Pelham Dental Group at . We’re excited to hear from you soon.

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