Dental bridges occupy an existing gap between your teeth. These spaces occur when you lose teeth due to impact from an accident or tooth removal procedures. The resulting gaps aren't cosmetically appealing and can cause chewing problems and a lack of self-confidence. Fortunately, dental bridges can adequately fill these dental gaps.
A dental bridge comprises two dental crowns or abutment teeth on the side of the gaps. The crowns provide support to the bridge. Pontics (false teeth) lie between the abutments. The dental crowns come in various materials, including porcelain. Your natural teeth or implants anchor the abutments. Here are the advantages of installing a dental bridge.
1. Speech Improvement
Gaps in your teeth may interfere with your speech, especially if you're missing several teeth. Ideally, your teeth influence your word formation. Therefore, gaps may negatively affect your pronunciation. Additionally, you may speak with a lisp. With time, you may even refrain from engaging in conversations leading to low self-confidence. With dental bridges, you can resolve your speech problems.
2. Smile Restoration
Spaces between your teeth make you self-conscious, and you may not smile confidently. Over time, you may develop low self-esteem. Fortunately, a bridge can eliminate the gaps and enhance your smile. Hence, you can confidently smile often and enjoy life more.
3. Chewing Problem Elimination
Teeth gapping can also lead to chewing problems. Sometimes, the adjacent teeth to the gaps shift, leading to pain. Additionally, food may accumulate in the gaps, and this may result in gum deterioration. Hence, dental bridges are necessary to help stop the pain and other chewing problems.
4. Facial Shape Maintenance
After losing your teeth, the jawbone may start deteriorating around the area where gaps exist. Severe deterioration may cause other teeth to loosen and fall out, interfering with your face's shape. Typically, teeth' roots naturally stimulate the production of jawbone cells, thus helping maintain a healthy jaw. Therefore, dental bridges keep the jawbone stimulated, and a strong jawline maintains your facial shape.
5. Teeth Movement Prevention
While teeth roots hold your teeth firmly inside the gum, adjacent teeth also help hold your teeth in the right position. With gaps, your natural teeth can shift and loosen. Filling the spaces with dental bridges lowers the probability of your natural teeth drifting or becoming loose.
Dental bridges can lead to smile improvement, elimination of chewing problems, speech improvement, maintenance of your face's outline, and prevention of teeth shifting. Consider these dental installations to enjoy these benefits.
Contact a local dentist for more information about dental bridges.Share