When we lose one or more of our teeth, it can seriously impact our quality of life in various ways. For instance, we can’t smile the way we used to, which may impact our self-esteem and ability to meet and interact with people. The good news is that there are several options available from your local dentist near you that address tooth loss.
We provide one such option here at Vega Dental to install a dental application known as a bridge.
A dental bridge is a restorative, cosmetic option that replaces missing teeth. Bridges are designed to stay anchored and act as an artificial tooth root, holding the surrounding teeth tight together while filling out gaps left by one or more missing teeth.
This not only closes the gap but protects the rest of your teeth as they tend to weaken after the loss of other teeth.
Bridges support your natural bite and help you chew food properly, so it doesn’t destroy your other healthy teeth around them.
They also make speech clearer with less slurring of words because bridges maintain proper spacing between upper and lower jaws on either side of the gap from lost teeth.
An expert makes a bridge from a piece of a false tooth, called pontics. The pontic will be shaped and fitted to cover the space left by a missing tooth or teeth.
When it’s fixed in place, your natural bite will feel more stable, and you can chew food better without damaging any other healthy teeth around them. Not only will your smile look better, but it will also feel better when you eat as well.
We must consider all the options when considering what to do after tooth loss. If you think a bridge might be the right choice for you, then contact Vega Dental today!