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Sometimes, you can lose a tooth to untreatable problems such as severe tooth decay, advanced periodontal disease, or oral injury. The presence of one or more missing teeth could indicate that you would benefit from a dental bridge, which is a dental appliance made up of two dental crowns abutting a false tooth, and the dental crowns attach to the teeth on each side of the gap, anchoring it in place. Our dentist and team offer a basic review of dental bridges to help you make an informed decision about treating your tooth loss.

What are the benefits of dental bridges?
A dental bridge can perform many functions, including:

– Restoring proper ability to eat and speak
– Enhancing your smile
– Maintaining facial shape
– Prevent the movement of your remaining teeth
– Replacing teeth to redistribute your bite

Will eating with a dental bridge be a challenge?
Eating with a dental bridge should make the task easier since dental bridges replace tooth loss, though we encourage you to start off eating soft foods in small pieces until you adjust to the dental bridge.

How should I care for my dental bridge?
It’s important to maintain your new smile by brushing twice a day and floss once a day, as well as visiting our dentist at least twice a year. These practices provide your bridge with a solid, healthy foundation.

You are welcome to contact The Art of Dentistry at 810.653.3503 today to learn more about our dental bridges in Davison, Michigan, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ronald A. Williams.