Do you struggle with gaps in your teeth? Face issues with chewing, speaking or drinking? You’ve likely heard of dental implants or dentures, but what about a dental bridge? When is a dental bridge used and why? Could it be suited for you? Let’s find out.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge is fashioned to look like your natural teeth and literally bridges the gap between the teeth. Using the opposing teeth as anchors, the false teeth are permanently fixed in place. These teeth are usually made of porcelain or porcelain bonded to metal and are incredibly long lasting.
Bridges work well for those who experience ongoing gum disease and are therefore not good candidates for implants. They are also better suited to smokers as around 20% of implants placed in smokers fail. Bridges do not interfere with the gums at all, they simply require two healthy teeth to fix the bridge too. Bridges are generally more affordable than implants – particularly if multiple teeth are being replaced.
- Stop teeth from shifting due to gaps.
- Prevent gum disease.
- Encourage better teeth resting and wear.
- May improve speech
- Can restore fullness of the cheeks and lips when lost due to missing teeth.
Speak To The Experts
If restoring your smile is something you log for, but do not know how to achieve, the expert team at Alexandra Hills Dental can help. Our highly skilled and qualified dentists will walk you through your options and offer advice on how your best and healthiest smile can be achieved.
With a range of payment options including AfterPay and ZipPay, there has never been a better time to pursue your dream smile. Contact Alexandra Hills Dental today on 07 3824 4488 to book your appointment.