Dental Bridge: Bridging the Gaps Between the Teeth

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Don’t know what to do with your missing teeth? Why don’t you consider getting a dental bridge? Not familiar with what dental bridge is? Read more below.

A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic device that is designed as a replacement tooth or teeth to fill the space of one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is composed of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth. On the other hand, the false tooth or teeth found in between are called pontics. These pontics can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by either the natural teeth or implants.

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Why do I need a dental bridge?

Missing or more teeth can result in specific dental issues or may affect certain aspects of a person’s life. A dental bridge can fix those changes which may include:

  • Restore the smile
  • Maintain the shape of a person’s face
  • Re-adjust the bite to distribute the force whenever they chew properly
  • Restore the ability to chew properly
  • Allows the person to restore their speech and pronunciation
  • Prevent the remaining teeth from shifting or moving out if its correct position

How long do dental bridges usually last?

The lifespan of dental bridges greatly depends on how it was maintained and properly taken care of. Typically, dental bridges can last for about five years or more. With good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, it is no wonder that the dental bridge can last more than its expected lifespan.

Can dental bride change the way I speak?

Speaking clearly can be a lot difficult when the teeth are missing. The dental bridge aims to restore a person’s ability to speak clearly. Once the person has become accustomed to wearing the dental bridge, speaking is a lot easier and clear compared to the time where the missing teeth have not been filled with a dental bridge.

Will eating with a dental bridge can be difficult?

Replacing the missing teeth with a dental bridge should make eating a lot easier. Getting used to eating with a dental bridge may take some time. Until they become accustomed to a dental bridge, they may eat soft foods that have been cut into small pieces.


Aiming to restore your teeth as natural as it was before? Contact us to know more about Dental Bridges under Dental Crowns & Bridges in Marietta, GA, or to schedule your appointment with RA Dental Studio Marietta.