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Benefits of a Permanent Bridge
Posted on 1/10/2020 by Dr. Shiotsu
A permanent bridge, or dental bridge, bridges the gap between healthy teeth created by lost or extracted teeth. The procedure involves putting crowns on the existing teeth on either side of the gap. Permanent bridges are durable and look and feel much like your natural teeth. They have also stood the test of time, being a vital part of dentistry since the early 20th century and still a viable procedure today. Considerations for Choosing a Permanent BridgeIn order for a dental bridge to be the best choice for your missing teeth, there have to be 2 healthy and stable abutment teeth. In preparation for fitting a bridge, these teeth will be reshaped and contoured by removing enough enamel to give space for a crown. Removing some of this healthy layer of your teeth can weaken the tooth. Therefore, the only disadvantage of a permanent bridge is that there is a chance it won't be the best option for you. However, there are other great alternative restorations for missing teeth. Why a Permanent Bridge Over Implants?In lieu of the fact that implants are the method of choice for many dentists, permanent bridges are still frequently used in dental restoration. Not only is a permanent bridge an effective solution for missing teeth, but it also offers both aesthetic and functional restoration. With a bridge, you can chew normally without moving food around in your mouth. It can also build confidence when speaking and interacting with others, as well as fill the gap that may affect your speech. If enough teeth are missing, the shape of your face may be different than when you had your natural teeth, and a bridge can give your face a more natural appearance. Finally, a permanent bridge will prevent your existing teeth from shifting out of position. Depending on certain factors, including the nature of your existing teeth, a permanent bridge may be the best restoration for missing teeth. Contact our office to discuss your dental care goals....
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Benefits of a Permanent Bridge
1/10/2020
Ways of Keeping Your Dentures Really Strong
12/20/2019
Typical Reasons Dentures Begin to Crack
12/10/2019
Do Dental Implants Give Your Face a Younger Look?
11/20/2019
Different Health Issues that Could Result in Lost Teeth
11/10/2019
Difference Between a Partial Denture and a Bridge
10/20/2019
Can One Dental Implant Make That Much of a Difference?
10/10/2019
Sticky Foods Can Lead to Wiggling Dentures
9/20/2019
What Happens if You Wear Poorly Fitting Dentures?
9/10/2019
Is Dental Bonding the Right Solution for Your Dental Needs?
8/25/2019
How One Tooth Can Provide Additional Denture Stability
8/15/2019
Who Needs to Look into Overdentures?
7/20/2019
Situations Where a Root Canal is All That Can Save Your Tooth
7/10/2019
Signs You Need an Upgraded Denture
6/20/2019
Problems If Your Dentures Begin to Dry Out
6/10/2019
Partial Dentures Can Keep Your Oral Health Strong
5/20/2019
Options to Correct a Tooth with a Chip Missing
5/10/2019
Signs You Need a New Set of Dentures
4/20/2019
What is Gum Tissue Conditioning?
4/10/2019
Should You Get a Partial Denture to Help with Your Missing Teeth?
3/20/2019
Protecting Your Dental Bonding is What Helps Them Last the Longest
3/10/2019
Rules About Caring for Dentures Each Day
2/20/2019
Reasons You May Lose a Dental Crown
2/10/2019
How Do Antidepressants Impact Dental Implants?
1/20/2019
Foods to Avoid When Getting Used to Dentures
1/10/2019
How to Manage a Tooth with a Missing Crown Until It Can Get Repaired
12/25/2018
How to Make a Crown Last
12/15/2018
Signs You Need a New Set of Dentures
11/25/2018
What to Know to Help Make Caring for a Senior's Teeth Easier
11/15/2018
Have You Struggled with Denture Sores?
10/25/2018
Denture Pain Does Not Have To Rule Your Day
10/15/2018
Dental Veneers Can Give You a Confidence Boost
9/25/2018
Dangers of Ill-Fitting Dentures
9/15/2018
How Adhesives Hold Dentures In Place
8/23/2018
Extractions Can Change How Your Dentures Fit
8/13/2018
Learning to Speak Is Difficult with New Dentures
7/20/2018
How a Partial Denture Can Save Your Oral Health
7/10/2018
How to Help Your Mouth Adjust to Eating with Dentures
6/25/2018
What Exactly Is a Denture Sore?
6/15/2018
How Custom Dentures Are Able to Improve Your Oral Health
5/25/2018
How Bruxism Affects Dentures
5/15/2018
How Long Does it Take to Eat Regularly After Implants Are Placed?
4/20/2018
What to Do with Your Dentures When You Take Them Out
4/10/2018
Top 3 Benefits of Turning to Implants to Replace Missing Teeth
3/23/2018
Reasons a Partial May Be Just What You Need
3/13/2018
Exercise After Dental Implant Surgery Needs to Wait
2/23/2018
Best Filling Options for Cavities Between the Teeth
2/13/2018
Are Standard Dentures a Good Fit for Anyone?
1/25/2018
Can a Dental Crown Last the Rest of Your Life?
1/15/2018
Signs It Is Time For a Denture Upgrade
12/23/2017
Why Your Dentures May Be Painful to Wear at First
12/13/2017
Is Soaking Your Dentures Enough?
11/27/2017
How Often Do Dentures Need Refitting?
11/17/2017
When You Shouldn't Use a Partial Denture
10/25/2017
What to Do When Teeth Cannot Get Crowns
10/15/2017
Benefits of Having Implant Supported Dentures
9/30/2017
Benefits of Getting a Mouth Guard
9/20/2017
Lasers May Be One of The Most Effective Bacteria Killers Ever
8/25/2017
Keep Your Dentures Snug - Tips and Tricks
8/15/2017
Preventing Pain from Dentures
7/30/2017
How to Prolong the Life of Dental Crowns
7/23/2017
Tips to Make Learning to Use Dentures Easier
6/30/2017
How to Brush Your Partial Denture to Keep It Clean
6/20/2017
How Long Does It Take to Adjust to New Dentures?
5/30/2017
How Do Denture Creams Hold Dentures Still?
5/20/2017
Why Do You Need a Temporary Crown Before a Permanent One?
4/30/2017
Why Dentures Often Lead to Bad Breath
4/20/2017

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