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Dental Bridges Replace a Missing Tooth by Bridging The Gap

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 12, 2018
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A dental bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis used to replace one or several teeth by permanently joining an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth or to dental implants. Replacing and restoring missing teeth with dental bridges is ideal for many patients who are more comfortable with fixed restoration rather than with a removable one.

Dental bridges in Virginia Beach, VA are permanent by cementing the anchor crowns to the abutment teeth so there’s no need for periodic removal. Because of this advantage, most patients prefer bridges over removable dentures. Dental bridges are used to protect and reshape the affected teeth and prevent complications that may arise because of tooth loss. They also provide excellent chewing comfort because they facilitate proper alignment when chewing of food by distributing the forces in your bite properly. When well-executed and properly maintained, bridges ensure comfort and aesthetics so your smile will look as brilliant as it was before.

Often, dental implants tend to replace dental bridges. However, traditional dental bridges which are supported by natural teeth are still popular and widespread. These bridges give a natural look and feel, fit and function like natural teeth.

For more details on dental bridges, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.