Dental bridges bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth, literally. Structurally, a bridge is made up of two or more crowns that cap the anchoring teeth on the sides, as well as a bridge of false teeth in the middle. While dental bridges are often categorized as a cosmetic dental treatment, they can have a good effect on the prevention of future dental issues. Those with missing teeth have a higher risk of developing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD). While there are many different types of dental bridges available for patients, your dentist will be able to determine which option is the best fit for you
Are Dental Bridges Right For You?
Patients with missing teeth are ideal candidates for dental bridges. A dental bridge can be used to replace a tooth that your dentist had to remove due to tooth decay, physical damage, or an abscess. Bridges can also replace a tooth that was knocked out of your mouth during an accident. Some patients even have bridges put in place to fill gaps where adult teeth never erupted or to correct multiple missing teeth in a row. However, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist to get your mouth examined to determine the best option for tooth replacement. Should you lose a tooth, our dentists can fabricate the missing tooth and connect it to the two adjacent teeth to form a three-unit bridge.
Schedule Your Dental Consultation Today
If you have one or more missing teeth and feel like you may be a candidate for dental bridges, schedule an appointment at The Mouradian Smile Boutique. Our Syosset dental team will find the best solution to restore the functionality and beauty of your smile!