A Tooth Replacement Option You Should Know About
Have you experienced tooth loss and are struggling to choose a tooth replacement option because you are overwhelmed with your choices? Facing the emotions after tooth loss can be difficult enough for some patients, and we never want anyone to feel overwhelmed when choosing a tooth replacement option. We are here to help support your needs and inform you about each method and which option we would recommend. Our goal is to have our patients understand the various tooth replacement options and make an educated choice. Even if this does not apply to you now, there is a good chance your loved one may be in this situation soon. We want to take a few moments to explain more about dental bridges. You may have heard the term before, but do you know what this procedure is and what it does for your oral health? Continue reading to learn more.
What is a Dental Bridge?
We want our patients to feel informed and confident when they choose a tooth replacement option. One option that we frequently recommend to patients is a dental bridge. As the name suggests, a dental bridge is an artificial tooth structure that is used to bridge a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted by a dentist, have experienced severe trauma, or are experiencing severe decay. It is an appliance that usually has a crown on either side and one or more prosthetic teeth in the middle and is attached, or anchored, to the natural teeth on either side.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a wonderful tooth replacement option because it helps patients regain the function of their teeth. Patients are able to eat and chew properly. It also keeps the teeth from shifting out of place and helps maintain the shape of your face. Patients appreciate that the treatment is aesthetically pleasing and blends in with the surrounding teeth.
If you are interested in learning more about a dental bridge for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Wellington, FL, to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!