3 Examples of When you Need A Bridge

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The world of cosmetic dentistry presents anyone in need of it with many different options. From crowns to implants, it can be difficult to decide on what procedure is the best fit for you.

While that decision is ultimately made between you and Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick based on preferences and needs, you should still be educated about all the options available. So with that in mind, let’s examine a few instances in which you may need a dental bridge.

Missing multiple teeth

If you’re missing more than one tooth, a bridge may be your best bet for restoration work. When you’re missing multiple teeth, the teeth on either side of the gaps will eventually try to force their way into the missing space and “fill it in.” However, that messes up your smile, bite, and has negative effects on your jawbone as well.

Don’t have the jawbone health for implants
If you need to replace missing teeth due to losing them through gum disease, you may have the jaw health necessary to get dental implants. If that’s the case, a bridge is your next best bet to help you get your smile back. A bridge is anchored to surrounding teeth, instead of your gums or jawbone, which can provide a more secure hold for people with gum and jawbone issues.

Fixing ground teeth
If you grind your teeth, a dental bridge can help replace the tops of multiple ones by connecting all the crowns and securing them to the natural, still-healthy teeth in your mouth.

While bridges may not be the best fit for your particular cosmetic dentistry needs, it still pays to be educated about what they can do to help your smile. If you want more information, or to schedule a consultation appointment, call us today at 770.641.8010.