• What Are Dental Bridges?

    Dental bridges are a great solution for people who have missing teeth and wish to replace them. These bridges, true to their name, fill in the gap that lost teeth create. A dental bridge consists of one or more synthetic teeth and typically is made of porcelain, ceramics, metal alloys, gold, or a blend of those materials. Dental bridges keep your bite, smile and teeth intact and secure. There are a few different types of bridges, depending on where the missing tooth or teeth are located or if your bone density would allow for an implant. Read the benefits of bridges below to see if they may be the right solution for you!

    Bridges Can Give You Your Smile Back

    Benefits Dental Bridges

    Missing teeth can greatly interfere with the appearance of your smile. Lost teeth can frequently make people feel uncomfortable to show others their smiles. If you want to experience the 

    sheer joy of smiling again, bridges can change your life!

    Bridges can help enhance facial contouring and shape in general as well. Bone shrinkage may occur where there once was a tooth and now it’s gone. The way the cheeks and lips are supported by the jawbone may change as the bone shrinks. Your face may look different over time as a result. Bridges can prevent and help reverse that trend.

    Bridges Can Help You Talk Again

    Lost teeth do more than just interfere with the way you look. They also can interfere with your speaking patterns by not allowing your tongue to hit your teeth in the right places. If you have concerns that you’re no longer able to speak correctly, investing in bridges can change that for you.

    Bridges Can Keep Your Existing Teeth Healthy

    Bridges can also help all of your existing natural teeth remain in their appropriate spots. Missing teeth can allow other teeth to move into the vacant space. This may result in pain caused by more stress being placed on your jaw joints and teeth. Additionally, these teeth that have moved may now be more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay since it may be more difficult to clean them properly.

    Bridges Can Strengthen Your Chewing Abilities

    Missing teeth can also cause problems for chewing. It can create sensitivity and food can get stuck in the gaps. This can lead to poor health, as many crunchy foods are often the healthiest. Bridges can help you feel confident eating any food and allow you to consume a balanced diet.

    If you have teeth that are missing, Dr. Rigby and our team can help! Dr. Rigby specializes in all kinds of general and cosmetic procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss different options for fixing your missing teeth and getting your smile back!