If you've suffered from tooth loss, your dentist might recommend a dental bridge to replace your missing teeth. Dental bridges are a convenient way to replace missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth is important as it can prevent other teeth from drifting, tipping or hyper erupting. Replacing missing teeth obviously can have esthetic and functional benefits. Most dental insurance plans cover at least part of the cost of bridge fabrication making them an affordable way to replace missing teeth and getting your smile looking great.
Dental bridges replace missing teeth by using artificial teeth that 'bridge' the gap where you may have missing teeth. Generally, a single bridge can replace one, two or three teeth. Bridges can be crafted from a variety of materials, including gold and or ceramic so you can get any type of look you want. After the dentist prepares the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth, the bridge is fabricated and finally cemented into place. Unlike dentures, bridges are fixed in your mouth, so you don't have to remove them and they won't slip out of place when you eat.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is crucial to successful dental bridges, so make sure to visit Dr. Hadeed's office regularly for routine cleanings and check-ups. With proper care, your bridge can last a lifetime.