Dental bridges are a very common procedure used in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They can solve a lot of issues, but they’re particularly helpful in replacing missing teeth and ensuring the overall health of your mouth and the alignment of your bite.
But to help you understand them further, let’s take an in-depth look at dental bridges and what they can do for you.
What are they?
Bridges are exactly what they sound like – they bridge the gap created by a missing tooth. The bridge is what supports the replacement for the missing tooth. This is accomplished by attaching crowns to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The crowns are then used to anchor the new replacement tooth into place, essentially bridging the gap and using the stability and strength of your natural teeth to ensure that the replacement tooth doesn’t go anywhere.
What do they fix?
Obviously, bridges are one way you can deal with missing teeth. Additionally, bridges help improve your bite and overall tooth appearance. The role bridges play in improving your bite is especially important, since a misaligned bite can cause oral serious oral health issues.
If you need to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Jody W. Adams or want a consultation on bridges, call us today at 435.723.6120.