Large gaps left behind by missing teeth can ruin your appearance and your smile by affecting your facial shape. When you have large gaps, the soft tissues of your cheeks have nothing to support them. Consequently, you can end up with a sunken look where teeth are missing. This makes you look older than your actual age.
Dental bridges can restore your smile and your appearance, making you look younger again. This cosmetic dental treatment also gives you much needed support in chewing your food. They add to your self-confidence as your looks improve and your smile is restored. Contact our office today for quality dental bridges in Charlotte!
Why Choose a Dental Bridge?
More than the aesthetic advantages that a dental bridge provides, there are health reasons for choosing one as well. Missing teeth present a variety of problems, some of which could lead to serious issues if not addressed. Your digestive health can be compromised when you have missing teeth because you are not able to chew your food properly. You end up swallowing foods that have not been broken down sufficiently. Your teeth will shift to fill in the space of the missing tooth or teeth. Over time this will cause your teeth to get out of alignment making chewing difficult. It can possibly lead to discomfort, or frequent cheek or tongue biting as well. As your good teeth shift to accommodate the space of the missing tooth you could develop food traps. These are areas that are difficult to clean and therefore highly susceptible to plaque buildup and dental decay. Your speech may also be affected by missing teeth, causing you to have a lisp or whistle.
These problems can be avoided by opting for bridgework. The bridge closes the gap between the abutment teeth – the teeth on either side of the gap. Made from porcelain clad metal, dental bridges look much like natural teeth. They are also more affordable than implants and less hassle than partial dentures. Contact Moores Chapel Dentistry today to consult with our Charlotte cosmetic dentist to find out if you are a good candidate for dental bridgework. You will appreciate the difference it makes in your smile and overall well-being.
Dental Bridges FAQ
How Are Dental Bridges Made?
During your first visit for a dental bridge, the surrounding teeth will be prepped to support your bridge and impressions will be taken. These impressions will be sent to an off-site lab where they will use their own impression mixture and extremely high temperatures to create your custom bridge.
What is the Dental Bridge Procedure?
Placement of a dental bridge consists of a few appointments. First, the teeth surrounding your gap will be modified and impressions will be taken. A temporary bridge may be placed to protect your teeth while you wait for your bridge to be created. Once your customized bridge has come in from the lab, a second appointment is necessary to permanently attach it to the surrounding teeth. Lastly, a follow-up appointment may be scheduled to ensure optimal comfort and performance.
How Much Does A Dental Bridge Cost?
The dental bridge cost is different for every patient depending on the amount of preparation needed, your choice of materials, and any insurance coverage you may have. Once your treatment plan has been created, we'll be able to provide you with an exact cost and create a plan of action for payment. We're committed to making dental bridges affordable for any budget!