Every time you lose a tooth, your mouth is susceptible to a wide variety of issues. The surrounding teeth begin to shift into the hole, which wreaks havoc on your bite alignment. It can be harder to chew and digest food, and your smile changes. That is why restorative dentistry always seeks to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges are one way to replace lost teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is one (or more) false teeth that are suspended in place between the other teeth. The other teeth hold these false teeth in place thanks to an anchoring wire that slips over the other teeth. Dental bridges have proven themselves to be reliable and long lasting, and are also a very affordable restorative dentistry procedure. You can replace more than one tooth in a row with dental bridges, but the more teeth that must be replaced, the weaker the bridge becomes.
Downsides of Dental Bridges
One of the most common downsides we hear from our patients in Orlando at University Dental Group is that dental bridges can be hard to clean. This is true, dental bridges do take a bit of a finicky cleaning routine. However, once you have that down pat, you will find that it does get easier. Additionally, dental bridges sometimes require that the surrounding teeth be shaped in order to have the bridge installed. This can add to the cost and be an uncomfortable idea for some patients.
Learn More from Your Dentist in Orlando
Do you want to know more about the benefits of dental bridges, or find out if you could be a candidate for dental bridges? Contact us online today to set up an appointment, or call us directly at our Orlando office at 407-679-5151. We are always ready to help!