Do You Know About Bridges?
It can be stressful to live with oral health complications. You may also see this firsthand if a loved one has problems with their teeth and gums. Our goal is to restore your oral health as soon as we can to help prevent further complications. Depending on the issue, you may notice dental discomfort or find everyday tasks, such as chewing your food, difficult. These problems are common when patients experience tooth loss or severe decay. One treatment that we may suggest for severe decay or a missing tooth is a dental bridge. We want to be sure that our patients feel informed and comfortable with any treatment we recommend. Read on to learn more about this treatment and how we use it to restore oral health.
What is a Dental Bridge?
One option we may recommend if a patient is experiencing tooth loss or severe tooth decay is a dental bridge. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth structure that is used to fill in a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted by a dentist, have experienced severe trauma, or are experiencing severe decay. This treatment uses the teeth on either side as support for the artificial teeth that are being permanently placed.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
If you have experienced tooth loss or are suffering from severe dental decay, you may be faced with complications that affect your daily life. A dental bridge is a wonderful treatment plan because it restores the function of the tooth and blends in with the surrounding teeth, giving it a natural appearance. Other benefits include:
- The ability to chew food as you would with natural teeth
- Restored speech, which may have been compromised
- Maintaining your facial structure
- Regaining a confident smile
- Keeping your natural teeth from shifting out of place
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 Brunswick, GA, to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!