If you have missing teeth, you may want to consider the health benefits of dental bridges. Over time, the spaces in your smile can cause your other teeth to move toward the open space or even cause jaw deterioration.
On a day-to-day basis, gaps in your smile can make it difficult to eat, speak, or feel confident. Dental bridge procedures offer a solution to patients with missing teeth by filling the empty space with a false tooth that looks and feels natural.
Dental bridges work by placing a false tooth in the open space and anchoring it with crowns on the natural teeth or dental implants on both sides. In this blog post, we will go over the benefits of dental bridges so you can feel informed and confident when seeking treatment.
RESTORE YOUR SMILE
You can’t put a price tag on a smile that is both beautiful and healthy. Many patients feel more confident after dental bridge procedures. Have you ever tried to hide your smile in a group photo or felt self-conscious? Dental bridges can improve your quality of life by restoring your smile.
After tooth loss, you may experience difficulty or even pain while eating your favorite foods. Pain can be caused by surrounding teeth shifting toward the open space. Food particles can also collect in the empty socket where your tooth came from and cause gum damage. To permanently alleviate pain while eating, we recommend investing in dental bridge treatment. Eating shouldn’t have to be something that causes you pain on a regular basis.
If you have lost multiple teeth, you may have difficulty pronouncing certain words or speak with a lisp. To fix these issues, you’ll need to address the tooth loss that caused your speech to suffer in the first place. Your teeth play a vital role in how you form words in your mouth. To see what we mean, try reading aloud to see how many times your lips or tongue come in contact with your teeth. Dental bridges help resolve issues with speaking caused by tooth loss.
MAINTAIN YOUR FACE’S NATURAL SHAPE
Did you know that your jawbone starts to deteriorate once you lose a tooth? Tooth roots stimulate the bone cells in your jawbone. Without this stimulation, your jawbone starts to deteriorate. Severe jawbone deterioration can lead to further tooth loss and facial collapse, which affect the shape of your face.
PREVENT TEETH FROM SHIFTING
Your teeth are held in place by strong roots under the surface of your gums. However, did you know that your teeth are also held in place by nearby teeth? After significant tooth loss, you may notice your remaining teeth start to tilt toward the open space. To prevent shifting teeth, the best thing you can do is fill the space with an artificial tooth through dental bridge treatment. Teeth that move too much become loose and may lead to further tooth loss.
If you are interested in learning more about dental bridge services, please give us a call at Johnson Family Dental in Paducah. You can reach us by calling (270) 554-2432 or CLICK HERE to contact us. Johnson Family Dental is conveniently located at 2913 Lone Oak Rd in Paducah, KY. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. We want to be your Paducah Dentist!