Filling in those blank spaces with dental bridges when you have missing teeth restores more than your looks. No matter where or how many teeth you have lost, your health is affected. When you have missing molars or bicuspids, you are not able to chew your food sufficiently to break it down properly. Optimally, food is broken down into the smallest possible bits to allow for maximum absorption of nutrients and easier digestion. Missing molars makes this difficult.
Some individuals give up certain healthy foods when they are missing teeth in the front of the mouth. Additionally, your appearance is affected when you have anterior teeth missing. This compromises your smile as well as your ability to bite off pieces of food. When you are not happy with your smile, your self-esteem can be affected. Many individuals lose self-confidence when their smile looks less than appealing.
Missing teeth can be replaced with dental bridges. These dental prosthetics provide an aesthetically pleasing look while restoring the ability or chew or bite correctly. A dental bridge can also prevent a variety of other issues from cropping up due to a missing tooth or teeth.
Why Choose a Dental Bridge?
You have options for replacing missing teeth. Each option has advantages and disadvantages. You can get a removable partial denture, which is an economically ideal solution; however, a disadvantage is the upkeep. Dental implants are an excellent option if you can manage the expense. Dental bridges are affordable and permanent, and often provide the best option if you are not a candidate for dental implants.
Dental bridges are crafted from metal and porcelain. They consist of crowns supporting artificial teeth, which make the “bridge” across the space left by a missing tooth or teeth. The crowns fit over the teeth on either side of the gap and are cemented into place. Your dentist will need to adjust the fit to ensure that the bite is comfortable once the crowns have been seated.
If you are missing teeth, have them replaced at Engineered Smiles. Schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Wang. He will determine the best solution to fill in the gap. When you see the remarkable change in your appearance made by a dental bridge, you will be happy you made the right choice.