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When Should You Consider Dental Bridges and What are Their Benefits?

Tooth loss and decay is a natural part of aging. However, there is not a one-size-fits-all cure for tooth loss and decay. Depending on your situation and on a consultation with your dentist, there are a few different options available: dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures. Dr. Liberman of Great Neck Dental Care will help you find the right treatment to replace any missing or decayed teeth. So, now we will take a closer look at this restorative practice, who it is for, and what are its benefits.

What Are Dental Bridges?

Simply put, they bridge the gap between missing teeth. The bridges can cover one or more missing teeth. In order for the bridge to secure the gap over the missing tooth or teeth, crowns will be fitted onto the adjacent teeth; these anchoring teeth are called the abutment teeth. A false tooth is established in the gap between the abutments. The false teeth are called pontics and they can be made out of alloys, gold, porcelain, or some combination of these materials.

Who Are Dental Bridges For?

If you are missing teeth, you might be a candidate for dental bridges. In order to be eligible for this treatment option, a person must have healthy teeth and a strong jaw bone to support the bridge, missing at least one tooth, strong overall health, and strong oral health. In addition, a candidate must have good dental hygiene, as poor dental hygiene will increase the chance of there being complications with the dental bridge.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

Importantly, dental bridges will restore the radiance and confidence that you once enjoyed in your smile. You will not need to hide from photos and hold back your laughter. Perhaps just as important as cosmetic concerns are functional concerns. Dental bridges will greatly restore and improve your bite and the comfort in your mouth. Chewing food will be much easier with your new dental bridges.

Dental bridges can also improve the structural integrity of your mouth and bite. When there are missing teeth, the neighboring teeth may shift and move out of their proper alignment. With dental bridges, that will not happen: the teeth will stay in the right place. To continue on with bone structure and teeth alignment, dental bridges will also help maintain the integrity of the neighboring bone structures - such as the jaw bone. As you might know, having missing teeth can affect how one speaks. With this great alternative to dental implants, you can help return your confidence in the way you speak and laugh.

Dr. Liberman of Great Neck Dental Care provides a variety of services in restorative dentistry. If you are missing teeth or some are decaying, then you may be eligible for some restorative dentistry practices. Pay a visit to Dr. Liberman at Great Neck Dental Care and she will evaluate and see which services best fit your needs.

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