Have you recently lost a tooth due to tooth decay, gum disease or dental trauma? If you have lost one or several teeth for any reason it is important to restore your smile as soon as possible. Restoring your smile will help avoid damage to your surrounding teeth and problems speaking or eating.
Dental bridges consist of two crowns on both ends of the bridge called abutments that function as anchors to hold the bridge in place. In between the crowns are the artificial teeth, which will complete the bridge. Bridges fill the gaps in your teeth by replacing the missing ones with all-porcelain material, the traditional porcelain and metal materials or even other advanced options.
The only risk associated with a dental bridge is not receiving one soon after losing a tooth. Without a dental bridge your jaw line or gums may suffer, speech may become slurred and other healthy teeth may shift or become damaged. Bridges are an important way to maintain overall dental health as well as the beauty of your smile.
If done properly, dental bridges may provide exactly the same look and feel of your natural tooth. They can be constructed as both removable or permanent devices depending on your lifestyle and needs.
Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Nazila Bidabadi and learn more about dental bridges and how they can restore your smile. Call us at 617-782-9250 for our Brighton office, or 617-332-8146 for our Newton office.