How Do Dental Bridges Benefit Me?
A dental bridge will restore your mouth, making it easier to talk, chew, smile, etc. It reduces the odds of losing the adjacent teeth because it provides a buffer between them. This takes some pressure off as the surrounding teeth won’t have to compensate for the extra effort of chewing. It also makes dental hygiene (e.g., flossing, brushing, etc.) that much more effective. Finally, missing teeth can cause the shape of your jaw to change (and with it, the shape of your face). Bridges fight this transformation, so you can preserve your appearance.
Types of Bridges
There are several kinds of dental bridges available in San Antonio, TX:
- Cantilever: Recommended if there isn’t a tooth on both sides of the gap.
- Maryland: Uses a metal frame to reinforce the bridge and can include artificial gums.
- Traditional: Secures a false tooth by attaching crowns to the teeth on either side.