Was your tooth broken when you were a kid? Does it make you unhappy every time you see the gap between your teeth? You can end your unhappiness and discontent because a porcelain dental bridge can fix this problem. If you have one or two missing teeth, your cosmetic dentist may recommend replacing them with a dental bridge, which is considered to be a “partial denture,” but it is fixed and cannot be removed.

What is the Purpose of a Dental Bridge?

You know that you are unhappy and conscious of how the gap from your missing tooth makes you look. A dental bridge will improve your spirits making you smile more easily. And when you no longer have a gap in your teeth, not only will people understand you better when you talk, your digestion will be improved because you can chew your food more effectively.

With no gaps in your teeth, your jaw line will maintain its current alignment, and your teeth will remain in place. Other people won’t be able to tell that a porcelain dental bridge is not a natural part of your mouth. What’s more, the force created when you bite will not be concentrated in one area.

When are dental bridges needed?

Porcelain dental bridges are recommended when there is one or more teeth missing that affect your smile and appearance. A bridge can also correct your bite, your speech, the shape of your face, and even prevent gum disease and tooth decay as a result of food accumulated in the gap.

Why do we need to replace missing teeth?

If you live with missing teeth, you have to replace them for many reasons:

  • To improve your appearance.
  • To reduce the strain on the teeth at either side of the missing tooth.
  • To prevent the neighbouring teeth from leaning into the resulting gap and altering the bite.
  • To prevent gum disease and tooth decay due to accumulation of food in the gap.

Having said all this, remember that your oral health is always connected to your overall health. Neglecting to correct even minor gaps in your teeth will have an effect on how you smile and interact with other people. So consult now with a cosmetic dentist to get a complete and confident smile.