Everyone wants to have a bright, healthy smile. When a person has a full set of teeth and all of those teeth are straight and white, they feel good. And others look at this individual as someone who is competent, trustworthy and attractive. Unfortunately, things happen in life that can cause a person to have less-than-perfect teeth. Even though things happen that can cause a person to deal with missing or broken teeth, there are a variety of dental procedures that are available in order to help you. This is true even if you have experienced a broken tooth or are missing teeth because of an accident or some other reason. One such dental treatment is a dental bridge. You may be wondering how this can benefit you.
Dental bridges are designed to fill the space in where one or more teeth are missing. It literally acts as a bridge that fills in the spaces. One of the main benefits that you will receive from a dental bridge is having your smile restored. You will no longer feel embarrassed or uncomfortable to smile. Unfortunately, when a person loses a tooth, they no longer feel as confident in their smile. They will hide their mouth when they smile or smile with their lips closed. This is something that you will no longer feel is necessary once a dental bridge has been installed and crowns are placed in the area where you had missing teeth.
Of course, there are a lot of aesthetic benefits that you will receive. However, that is not all that a dental bridge will do for you. When you have a bridge installed in areas where you have gaps or missing teeth, you will be able to speak and chew properly. The shape of your face will be maintained because the gaps have been filled. Most people never consider how much their ability to eat and speak is affected when a couple of teeth are missing.
Another reason why you will benefit from a dental bridge if you have missing teeth or gaps between your teeth is because your bite will be restored. After losing a tooth or two, you likely noticed that the way you chew food changed. You do not necessarily think about how this affected your jaw and bite. Once the bridge is installed, you will no longer be putting unnecessary force on other teeth.
After you lose a tooth, your other teeth may begin to drift out of position. Individuals who have crooked and crowded teeth may think this is a good thing. However, very rarely do the teeth drift into a more attractive position. When you schedule a consultation at Implant Dentistry of Virginia, we can talk about how we can use a dental bridge to help you have a smile that you will be proud of for years to come. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Virginia Beach.