What is a Bridge?
Dental bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth that fill the space when one or more teeth are missing. Dental bridge restores your bite and helps to keep the natural shape of your face.
Before you get a bridge, your dentist in Aleris Dental Center will let you know more about the steps involved. Your dentist will advise which type of bridge is best for you.
Why Do I Need a Bridge?
A missing tooth is a serious matter. Teeth are made to work together. When you lose a tooth, the teeth next to it may tilt or drift into the empty space. The teeth in the opposite jaw may also shift up or down towards the empty space. This can affect your bite and place more stress on your teeth and jaw joints, possibly causing pain.
Teeth that have tipped or drifted are also harder to clean. This puts them at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
Also when a tooth is missing, the bone may shrink. If that happens, it may change the way the jawbone supports the lips and cheeks. And over time, this can make your face look older.
At Aleris Dental Centre we can schedule your free consultation to see if you are a right candidate for a dental bridge!