If you have one or more missing teeth, we recommend getting a dental bridge to fill any gaps in your smile. Gaps can cause a variety of negative side effects, including the overall appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can also eventually cause remaining teeth to rotate or shift, resulting in crooked teeth and a bad bite. Additionally, missing teeth can lead to gum disease and even TMJ disorder. At Avenues Dentistry, we offer a range of customized dental bridges to improve your smile’s appearance and health. Our skilled dental team will be with you every step of way and help you find the best dental bridge option for your unique needs.
What is a Dental Bridge?
If a patient is missing one or more teeth but is not necessarily a good candidate for dentures or dental implants, he or she may be fitted with a dental bridge. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by a dental crown on either side of the gap created by the missing tooth. Dental bridges are supported by the adjacent teeth. These teeth, also called abutment teeth, serve as anchors for the bridge. There are different types of dental bridges, such as removable and permanent. Removal bridges stay in place with clasps that secure to your adjacent teeth and can be taken out and cleaned. Permanent dental bridges are permanently attached to your teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges help patients in numerous ways, including:
- Restore your smile
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting
- Maintain your face shape
- Restore the ability to chew properly
Call Avenues Dentistry Today
To learn more about the our dental bridge opportunities available to our patients, we encourage you to make an appointment to consult with a member of the Avenues Dentistry team at our Salt Lake City office. Call us today at 801-328-4173 for more information.