Dental bridges are functional, fixed replacements for missing teeth. The replacement tooth is supported by dental crowns on adjacent teeth. Dental bridges can look attractive and give you full biting and chewing function, similar to dental implants. However, they do not last as long as dental implants. And, unlike dental implants, they don’t stimulate your jawbone and gum to help them stay healthy.
In some situations, dental bridges are the best tooth replacement option. Our Edgewater, NJ restorative dentistry team, lead by Dr. Wanda Mejia and Dr. George Sepiashvili can evaluate your situation to decide if these are the right choice for your teeth. Please call (201) 943-6644 today for an appointment at Advanced Dentistry of Edgewater.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are a good option for replacing one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is:
- A fully functional replacement: eat a full range of food
- Fixed in your mouth–won’t come out
- An attractive replacement option
- Capable of fixing teeth next to the missing tooth
Dental bridges let you bite and chew normally. You can eat all your favorite, healthy foods. You won’t have to take it out at mealtime, unlike partial dentures. In fact, they don’t come out at all. Dental bridges look very natural. People won’t know that you have a dental bridge.
Because dental bridges depend on crowns over natural teeth, they give you the opportunity to fix damaged teeth next to the lost tooth or teeth.