Dental bridges are among the more popular options in restorative dentistry among people in Virginia Beach and elsewhere who have lost one or more teeth. These structures are permanently affixed to two healthy teeth and they literally bridge the gap that tooth loss has created. They’re a relatively fast and simple solution for those with incomplete smiles.
Complete Your Smile and Regain Your Social Confidence
Missing one or more teeth can greatly diminish a person’s confidence. If you’ve lost a tooth, you’re probably self-conscious each time you talk or smile in public. In fact, tooth loss can make a person far less outgoing and proactive in both the social and the professional arenas. Given that dental bridge procedures can be completed relatively quickly, you can be back to your old, confident self in almost no time at all. Having a complete set of healthy and natural-looking teeth will make it infinitely easier to chew your food properly, enunciate when speaking, and look and feel your best when socializing with others.
Protect Your Remaining Natural Teeth
Tooth loss is always far more than a cosmetic issue. When even just a single tooth is lost, the integrity of the entire smile becomes compromised. As a result, the remaining natural tooth structures can begin shifting and migrating out of their intended positions. Imbalanced bite forces can additionally lead to undue wear and tear, given that your remaining teeth will be forced to do significantly more than they’re meant to.
Dental bridges not only improve smile aesthetics, but they also balance out bite forces. This minimizes the likelihood of your teeth developing stress fractures and cracks that will let harmful microorganisms in and increase the likelihood of additional decay and tooth loss.
Address Tooth Loss Even After the Underlying Bone Has Deteriorated
When problems like oral infection and tooth loss are not addressed in a timely fashion, the underlying bone can begin to deteriorate. Restorative procedures involving dental implants require patients to have a sufficient amount of bone in the treatment area. This, however, is not the case with dental bridges. You’ll only need healthy, stable teeth on both sides of the targeted area for a successful dental bridge. For many patients, this treatment eliminates the need for bone grafting treatments.
Get All the Facts During a Dental Appointment
When you consult with Dr. Adam Hogan and his team at Implant Dentistry of Virginia, you can learn more information about dental bridges. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Virginia Beach!