Experiencing complications with your oral health can be stressful. Depending on the issue, it may mean you are living with discomfort or you may find everyday tasks, such as chewing your food, difficult. This may be the case if you or a loved one has experienced severe decay or recent tooth loss. We are passionate about our patients receiving dental treatment as soon as it is recommended to help further prevent any issues. We want to be sure that our patients feel informed and comfortable with any treatment we recommend. One treatment that we may suggest for severe decay or a missing tooth is a dental bridge. Read on to learn more about this treatment and how we use it to restore oral health.
What is a Dental Bridge?
Depending on the severity of your dental complications, we may suggest a dental bridge. This treatment is useful if you are missing one or multiple teeth. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth structure that is used to fill in a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted by a dentist, have experienced severe trauma, or are experiencing severe decay. This treatment uses the teeth on either side as support for the artificial teeth that are being permanently placed. A good analogy would be to think about a bridge you may drive over. A dental bridge works in the same manner.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is a wonderful treatment plan because it restores the function of the tooth and blends in with the surrounding teeth, giving it a natural appearance. Other benefits include:
- The ability to chew food as you would with natural teeth
- Restored speech, which may have been compromised
- Maintaining your facial structure
- Regaining a confident smile
- Keeping your natural teeth from shifting out of place
If you are interested in learning more about a dental bridge for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Brunswick, GA, to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!