Dental Bridge Candidates

By Dental Associates on October 08, 2011

Missing teeth can be a real problem to deal with. If you’ve lost a tooth or two or know some relatives who’ve had to deal with missing teeth, you know just how true that statement is. It’s for that reason that many people come to see a Waltham or Boston cosmetic dentist at our practice. Using the latest in dental technology and treatment techniques, we can help you get the smile that you have always wanted.

Missing Teeth and the Problems They Cause

Missing teeth cause a variety of problems. The most obvious one is aesthetic. If you’ve got gaps between your teeth, your smile won’t be as appealing or attractive. This can affect your self-esteem as well. A number of people who are missing even just one tooth may feel self-conscious about speaking, laughing, or yawning around others, even people they’ve known for a while.

The problems don’t end there, however. Many patients who are missing teeth also experience bone loss and gum recession in the area of the tooth gap, which can lead to serious dental problems down the road. The remaining teeth are also subject to problems as they may slowly shift out of place since the complete balance of the teeth is thrown off.

About Dental Bridges

It’s for the above reasons that many people consider getting dental bridges. Dental bridges are a set of artificial teeth that help fill in the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. The dental bridge is held in place by bracketing around adjacent tooth structure, essentially bridging the tooth gap. This bridge will also be custom made just for you so that it appears just like your normal teeth. Once in place, bite strength will be restored and your smile will look as good as it ever did.

Who is a good candidate for dental bridges?

The best candidates for dental bridges are people who are missing a tooth or multiple teeth and have had their dental health compromised as a result. If a patient is missing many teeth on a single row of teeth, dental bridges may not be the best option; instead, such patients may need a set of dentures. Our team of dentists based in Boston and Waltham will determine the best solution to meet your needs during the consultation process.

What about implant-supported dental bridges?

Implant-supported dental bridges are a great option to keep in mind. These types of dental bridges are held in place with dental implants, which are surgically implanted artificial tooth roots. These types of dental bridges tend to be more secure than removable dental bridges.

Other Dental Care Options to Consider

In addition to dental bridges for missing teeth, we also offer a number of other dental care services that can help you have a great smile. This includes Boston sedation dentistry, porcelain dental veneers, and much, much more. All of our treatment options can be discussed in greater detail during a consultation.

Learn More About Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Treatments

For more information about dental bridges as well as other solutions for missing teeth, be sure to contact our dental care offices in Boston and Waltham today.

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