If you have missing teeth, you may want to consider the health benefits of dental bridges. Over time, the spaces in your smile can cause your other teeth to move toward the open space or even cause jaw deterioration. Dental bridges work by placing a false tooth in the open space and anchoring it with crowns on the natural teeth or dental implants on both sides.
Conventional bridges require the tooth to be prepared all around to create space (just like with a crown). These are usually made of ceramic or porcelain fused to metal and are strong enough to replace molars. However, there is a downside to conventional bridges.
To attach dental crowns on your adjacent teeth, we will need to remove some of the enamel from the two adjacent teeth to make room for the crowns on top. This is irreversible since enamel doesn’t grow back and these teeth will always need to be protected with crowns, even if you are fitted with a different type of dental bridge later on.
If you’re missing a tooth or a number of teeth, there are many different replacement options available to you. Book an appointment with us today to discuss your options and get a tailored treatment plan.
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