If a patient is only missing a few teeth, it is customary for our dentists here at Soft Touch Dentistry to recommend dental bridges to close the gap created by the missing teeth. Dental bridges consist of two crowns on both ends of the bridge called abutments that functions as anchors to hold the bridge in place. In between the crowns are the artificial teeth which will complete the bridge.
What makes dental bridges a good option for replacing missing teeth? Once your dental bridges are in place, they restore the appearance and function of your teeth and you can go about your day to day activities like you normally would. It restores your smile and there’s no need for you to hide your teeth in pictures and you can go around showing the world how happy you are with that gorgeous smile. You may not notice it, but the shape of your face and your jaw changes over time if you have missing teeth. Dental bridges prevent this from happening and can also help in preventing your teeth from changing or shifting positions because of the gaps in between. Missing teeth can create a problem with your bite after some time and installing dental bridges can prevent future occurrence of TMJ and bite anomalies. Dental bridges as replacements can improve the overall speech function and decrease the slurring caused by missing teeth.
For the best possible results, it is ideal to have your dental bridge made soon after you lose your teeth. If done properly, dental bridges may provide exactly the same look and feel of your natural tooth.
Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Nazila Bidabadi and learn more about dental bridges and how it can restore your smile. Call us at 617-782-9250 for our Brighton office, or 617-332-8146 for our Newton office.