If you are missing several teeth, a dental bridge can help your smile by filling in the gaps where those teeth are missing. It also restores normal tooth functioning by giving you a full set of working teeth. The dental bridge contains replacement teeth, as well as crowns to hold the bridge in place. The crowns are typically placed over the natural teeth on either side of the gap. At Liberty Tree Family Dental Care & Prosthodontics, Dr. Mahshid Mirghassemi is your Danvers, MA, dentist for installing dental bridgework.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
There are multiple aesthetic and functional benefits of having a dental bridge. For instance, dental bridges can improve the appearance of your smile, while also restoring your ability to bite and chew properly. Some of the many ways in which a dental bridge can help your smile include:
- Giving you a full smile
- Helping maintain the natural shape of your face
- Preventing existing teeth from moving out of place
- Distributing your bite evenly across all your teeth
- Restoring normal biting and chewing functions
- Restoring normal speech
- Boosting your self-confidence
Types of Dental Bridges in Danvers, MA
A traditional dental bridge consists of pontics and crowns. Pontics are artificial teeth that fill in for missing ones. Framing the pontic(s) are crowns, which fit over the natural teeth on either side of the gap where teeth are missing. The crowns help anchor the pontics in place. Traditional bridges are not possible in cases when there are natural teeth on only one side of the missing tooth gap. In these situations, a cantilever bridge or a bonded bridge might be needed in place of a traditional dental bridge. Installation is slightly different for these other bridge types.
A dental bridge can help your smile in many ways. It can give you a full smile, while also restoring normal tooth functioning again. Dental bridges can be installed by Dr. Mirghassemi, your dentist in Danvers, MA. To schedule an appointment and find out if a dental bridge is right for you, contact Liberty Tree Family Dental Care & Prosthodontics at (978) 777-9999.
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