26th January 2017
Crescent Lodge Dental – Advantages of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges bridge the gap in your teeth created by tooth loss. It is a device onto which a replacement tooth or teeth are fixed. In order to give you false teeth with which to eat your food, or help you speak more clearly. Dental Bridges can be anchored onto a gum free of natural teeth using a dental implant at either end. The implant is surgically attached to the jawbone and a crown is added to the top.
If you have some natural teeth remaining, dental bridges can be attached by putting a crown on the teeth that are adjacent to the gap. The false teeth on the bridge look just like the crowns that are attached to your teeth and your natural teeth. When you smile, whilst wearing a bridge, you can do so with confidence. It’s unlikely that anyone will notice you are wearing prosthetic teeth.
There are many advantages to wearing dental bridges over not replacing teeth which have been lost. Let’s have a look at a few of them:
- Dental bridges is fixed firmly and permanently into your mouth, your prosthetic teeth will not fall out accidentally in the same way traditional dentures often do. The bridge won’t move around in your mouth and you won’t have to train your mouth to hold it in place.
- Creating and inserting dental bridges is a relatively simple procedure. It usually consists of two appointments. When you visit us for a consultation we’ll explain the entire process more thoroughly.
- Dental bridges helps prevent problems caused by tooth loss. Your remaining teeth won’t shift around your teeth, and risk moving out of alignment. Your jawbone will also be protected from atrophy. Bone loss is very common when teeth are not in place to keep the jawbone intact.
- Essentially, dental bridges will last for approximately 10 years and during that time provide you with effective replacement teeth that look just like real teeth. They’ll help you chew your food more easily and speak in a clearer manner. They’ll give you the confidence to smile on demand because you won’t feel embarrassed about your lack of teeth.
Are you ready to find out exactly what the dental bridges process involves and whether or not you’re a suitable candidate for this effective solution to tooth loss? If you are and you’re based in London, then please give us a call. Our professional, friendly team will be able to arrange an appointment for you to come and have a chat with us about your individual needs. Once we’ve had the chance to examine your mouth, we’ll have a better idea of how we can achieve the best possible results. Please give us a call.