Bridging the Gap: How Bridges Can Save Your Smile
Living with a big gap in your smile because you are missing one or more teeth might be making you feel self-conscious. But did you know that left untreated, this gap can also be compromising the health of your remaining teeth?
Your Charleston, NSW dentist can give you more information about dental bridges. With a dental bridge, you can smile with confidence again—and you can protect the rest of your teeth.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is attached to crowns on either side of a gap where you are missing teeth. These anchor teeth—called abutment teeth—support the bridge, which has false teeth on it. The bridge is attached permanently, so it prevents your remaining teeth from sliding around.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge will not only restore your smile so you don’t have to feel self-conscious about showing it, but it will also give you back the ability to chew properly. If your missing teeth were causing you to have trouble speaking, that will also be resolved. It will also keep your remaining teeth from shifting as well as help keep the shape of your face.
How Long Can I Expect My Dental Bridge Last?
Your dental bridge can last a number of years if you take care of it. Some people report their dental bridges lasting a decade or even longer. Just be sure to practice good oral hygiene at home and visit your dentist twice each year for routine examinations and cleanings.
You don’t need to live with a gap in your smile—and you shouldn’t. Restore your smile and protect your remaining teeth with a dental bridge. We invite you to contact our office and schedule a booking to find out more about dental bridges in Charleston, NSW. We look forward to seeing your smile.