All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. To maintain proper function of your mouth when you lose a tooth, a bridge may be recommended. If you’re missing one or more teeth, spaces left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into empty spaces. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
How do I take care of my bridge?
A strict regimen of brushing and flossing will help to keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean. This is critical because the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support.