When your teeth are missing, it changes your smile significantly. At the same time, missing teeth have the potential to negatively affect your oral hygiene because of unprotected gum exposure. Dental bridges are one of many options aimed at improving the appearance and function of your teeth by replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
Restorative Dentistry in Monroe, WI: Dental Bridges
What is a Dental Bridge?
When one or more teeth are missing, it leaves a gap in your smile. Gaps are unsightly and also not great for your oral health. Because teeth have a tendency to shift around to fill in the spaces left behind after tooth loss, leaving a gap in your smile can quickly turn into a major oral health problem and even lead to additional tooth loss.
A dental bridge is designed to fill in the gaps left behind after experiencing tooth loss or a tooth extraction, therefore preventing further damage to your oral health. Natural looking and durable, a dental bridge is anchored in place by the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. This ensures that the prosthetic tooth or teeth that make up the bridge stay securely in place. With proper care and regular dental check-ups at our office, your dental bridge can last a decade or more.