If you have any lost or missing teeth, it is important to have them replaced as soon as possible. If your mouth is left untreated, the area can become a haven for plaque buildup. The missing gap will not only house bacteria, but it can also destabilize your gums, which can result in tooth slippage. To prevent your teeth from moving around, a dental bridge can be put in place to hold the rest of your teeth in their natural positions.
A dental bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is designed to fit between teeth in areas left behind by missing teeth. Dental bridges are extremely durable. Unlike dental implants which need to be installed directly into your jawbone, dental bridges can be affixed onto nearby or neighboring teeth.
Dental bridges can drastically improve the look of your smile. They can be customized and crafted to your exact dental profile to give you the look your smile desires. Furthermore, they can improve speech and chewing abilities that may have been hindered due to tooth loss, as well as reverse impairments due to a decrease in bite stability. A single dental bridge can last a lifetime of heavy wear if taken care of properly.
If you require a dental bridge treatment for missing or lost teeth, Dr. Brandon Green and our team at Masterpiece Dental will help you with your oral health care in any way we can. If you would like to schedule a visit to our dentist office in American Fork, Utah, please call us at 801.756.5136. Our team is here waiting to help get you the smile you’ve always wanted!