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What Is a Bridge and How Do I Know If It Will Benefit Me?

Dental Bridge

Are you missing one or more of your teeth? Are you in search of a procedure to restore your smile? If so, you may want to consider a dental bridge. Our dental restorations at High Street Dentistry will enhance your quality of life and leave you with a healthy, confident smile!

 

What is a Dental Bridge?

A bridge is a dental prosthesis designed to “bridge” the gap between teeth created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are usually supported by crowns on neighboring natural teeth or dental implants. These anchoring teeth are known as abutments, while the prosthetic teeth that are designed to restore the look and function of natural teeth are known as pontics. Today’s bridges look so natural that nobody will even know they are there!

 

Will a Dental Bridge Benefit You?

Missing a tooth is a serious matter that has adverse effects on your overall oral health. When you lose a tooth, neighboring teeth will gradually drift into the gap, affecting your bite and placing stress on your teeth and jaw joint. That can potentially cause a host of problems including a painful jaw condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Teeth that have drifted are harder to clean effectively, often resulting in gum disease and tooth decay.

Dental bridges are the choice restorative dentistry procedure if you do not have sufficient bone density in your jaw to support a dental implant. They work well to restore your smile and your ability to chew and speak with ease. Bridges also work to maintain the shape of your face, restoring your youthful appearance. With proper dental hygiene, preventative oral care, and regular check-ups, your dental bridges can last for years. You can now enjoy a better quality of life and smile with confidence once again!

 

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Visit us at High Street Dentistry to learn more about dental bridges and how they can enhance your smile. We will work with you to determine your best restorative dentistry options based on your unique needs. Our highly trained and experienced team is committed to providing quality care and services second to none. Call us today!