When you lose a tooth to injury or tooth decay it presents many problems. Teeth need each other for support. If you loose one tooth the remaining teeth will naturally shift to fill the void. This shifting of the teeth puts your bottom and top teeth out of their natural alignment, or occlusion, which increases stress when you bite or chew. This can lead to broken teeth or more serious TMJ problems.
A dental bridge replaces the missing tooth or teeth and maintains the natural spacing and occlusion of your teeth. Dental bridges will also improve your ability to chew and speak normally depending on its location. Once your dental bridge is made it is permanently cemented into your mouth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- Restores your smile
- Replaces missing teeth
- Prevents teeth from shifting due to loss of other teeth
- Improves ability to chew
- Improves ability to speak normally (depending on location)