Benefits of Dental Bridges
A good option for restoring missing teeth, they:
- Are secure in your mouth
- Let you chew normally
- Are Attractive and look natural
- Don’t require surgery
- Can be completed quickly
- Are long-lasting
Dental bridges are bonded to your natural teeth. This means they aren’t removable–and they won’t slip out if you are talking, laughing, or eating. And unlike removable dentures, they let you chew normally, so you can keep eating all your favorite foods.
Modern dental bridges are very attractive. They look like natural teeth with no wires or other visible connections.
Dental bridges are normal tooth restorations, so they don’t require any surgery. This means that they can be completed and heal quickly. You can have a new dental bridge in about a month.
Despite their short preparation time, dental bridges can last a long time: usually 10-15 years if properly designed and well cared for.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are tooth replacements that use your natural teeth for support. Usually, a bridge is designed with two dental crowns, one on either side of the replacement tooth, called a pontic. The crowns slip over the supporting teeth
, and the pontic rests on your gums. Ideally, the pontic actually nestles into the gums, making it look more like a natural tooth.