A dental bridge is an oral appliance made to replace one or more missing teeth. It can be made to attach to your natural teeth or to two dental crowns on either side of the gap in your mouth. It is made to look very much like your natural teeth. A bridge will also restore your ability to chew properly.
If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s critical that you fill in the gap left behind. Although it might not seem like a big deal, an open space in your mouth will lead to the rest of your teeth shifting. This will have a negative impact on your bite and will likely lead to even more tooth loss.
Bridges will last a good number of years if you take good care of your oral hygiene. One of the major reasons for bridge failure is that cavities occurs in the teeth supporting the bridge. It’s important to pay attention to your dental hygiene and floss and brush regularly. Be sure to visit your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings.
Getting a dental bridge is a relatively simple procedure that takes place over a few dental appointments. For more information on dental bridges in Allentown, call Evolve Family Dental.