What are Dental Bridges?

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You probably know that missing one or two teeth can be embarrassing. However do you ever wonder about what you might do to replace missing teeth? While there are several solutions you might consider, please don’t forget about dental bridges. Still, please understand that not everyone is a good candidate for bridges.

Did you know that a bridge is generally made of artificial teeth—or pontics—that are typically anchored to your natural teeth? Fortunately, this restoration will help you chew without any pain and speak comfortably. Still, you may need a different restoration option if you’re missing more than three consecutive teeth.

Again, please understand that you may not be a candidate for this treatment if your pearly whites are not as healthy as they should be. You see because your bridge has to be anchored to your natural teeth, they need to be healthy enough to support this restoration. Unfortunately, if you have gum disease or tooth decay, you may need to consider a different treatment. While you may not think these issues are too serious, it may surprise you to learn that many people don’t know they have these problems.

If you take care for your bridge well, you might be able to enjoy your dental bridge for up to ten years. Of course, you’ll need to keep up on your brushing and flossing to enjoy these benefits for as long as possible. You should also set up regular checkups with our team. If you’re interested in hearing more about getting a dental bridge in Evansville, Indiana, please feel free to contact Cross Pointe Dental at 812-476-6064. Our dentist, Dr. Bradley Bath, and our team look forward to hearing from you.