Replacement of missing teeth is not just about appearance, though that is enough of a factor in some cases. More importantly, when you have teeth missing you are more likely to have trouble eating. The windows in your smile created by missing teeth can also affect your speech. Dental bridges are a cosmetic dental treatment to overcome those woes. If you have concerns about missing teeth, consider making an appointment to speak with Dr. Tricia Linger. You may be a candidate for dental bridges.
Think about what you are missing besides those particular teeth. Certain foods may have become problematic for you to eat. Perhaps you cannot chew your food as well as it should be chewed. Are you hiding your smile due to embarrassment? Some people hate having their picture taken because of the spaces between their teeth. All of these issues can be resolved with the correct dental prosthetic.
Why Choose a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is used to close the gap caused by one or more teeth missing between two teeth, often called abutment teeth. This dental prosthetic is made out of metal with a porcelain veneer or in some cases the prosthetic may be all porcelain. The prosthetic is permanently attached to the abutment teeth which have been prepared in advance to receive the bridge. Dr. Linger will examine your particular case and make a recommendation as to whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.
When you see yourself with a full smile, every tooth intact, you will be happy about your choice to get a bridge. Partial dentures are fine and in some cases even preferable, however, for those people whose situation makes a bridge possible they seldom regret the decision. Partial dentures need to be taken out and cleaned daily. A bridge is a more permanent solution to the issue of missing teeth. It requires a little special upkeep, but the rewards of being able to eat your favorite foods again and have a great smile are worth the extra effort. Contact Timber Springs Dental today and make an appointment to see if a new bridge is in your future.