Unless you’re a baby, a gap-toothed smile isn’t a very good look. Not only are missing teeth largely socially unacceptable, but can have a large impact on the health of the rest of your mouth, and your facial structure. If you’re suffering from a missing tooth or teeth, you don’t have to grin and bear it. Your Denver dentist, Dr. Paini at Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry can restore your smile and your oral health with a porcelain bridge.
A bridge is a dental appliance used to replace a missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth. Bridges can be either fixed or removable, and are made from a natural, tooth-colored porcelain. Fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts – the fabricated tooth or teeth are anchored to surrounding teeth using dental crowns to lock the bridge in place. For clarity, bridges are also sometimes referred to as “partial dentures” – they are one in the same.
Beyond cosmetics, replacing missing teeth is extremely important for your oral health. The benefits of porcelain bridges as a tooth replacement solution range from aesthetic, to functional, to health.
Unless you’re on the set of Beverly Hillbillies, missing teeth as an adult isn’t doing you much good. Replacing missing teeth will restore your smile and your appearance, which produces a ripple effect that increases your confidence, changes other’s perceptions of you, and opens up new opportunities in your relationships and professional career.
If you’re living with a missing tooth or teeth, you understand the frustration that comes along with it. It can affect your ability to speak normally, and hinders your ability to eat and chew your favorite foods as you did before. Bridgework provides a solid replacement that offers stability and strength, so you can get back to living your life as you did before missing teeth.
As your oral healthcare professionals in Denver, it’s no surprise that we believe the greatest benefit of replacing teeth is for your oral health. When a tooth is missing, the gums are more susceptible to gum disease, teeth on either side of the gap begin to shift and rotate, your bite is compromised, and the jawbone begins to deteriorate without the supporting tooth root. Replacing missing teeth is the best thing you can do for your oral health.