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Why Choose a Dental Bridge?

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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If you are missing several teeth, you may have issues chewing or even speaking. While these challenges may seem difficult and impossible to fix, a great solution to missing teeth is a dental bridge.

Dental bridges are used to restore your smile by filling in gaps. They are often called fixed partial dentures. Bridges are designed to meet your smile needs and fill in gaps whether they are next to each other or on the opposite sides of your mouth. They can be made of gold, alloys, or (usually) porcelain and are typically attached to the surrounding teeth for support.

Some bridges are removable and others are fixed. A fixed bridge is attached to teeth and can only be removed by your dentist. A removable bridge is more similar to dentures in the way that it can be removed from your mouth for cleaning or sleep.

A fixed dental bridge will adhere to the artificial teeth and will directly attach to the jaw or gum tissues. Dental bridges can be a good alternative to an implant, especially because they work for a variety of missing teeth.

The key to a healthy and long-lasting dental bridge is a healthy foundation. Keeping your teeth strong through brushing and flossing regularly is important in maintaining the bridge and the surrounding teeth.

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/bridges

Feb
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Alligators and Dental Science?

Did you know alligators can replace each of their teeth up to 50 times in their life? Humans are unique among vertebrates for being able to replace our teeth only once. But new insights into how alligators replace their teeth may help stimulate the same process in ours. Professor Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D., has discovered […]

Feb
24

Fruits for Whiter Teeth?

Recently hailed as an inexpensive and organic alternative to teeth whitening, fruit concoctions have arisen as the new way to get those pearly whites. But is there any truth to all these claims? A study at the University of Iowa points to “No”. Associate Professor So Ran Kwon tested homemade strawberry-baking soda mix, over the […]

Feb
16

BPA Exposure Affects Young Teeth

From the moment they erupt in our mouths as children, our teeth play a major part in our lives. As such, it’s essential to care for them well during childhood and continuing into adulthood. In a recent study done with lab rats, it was found that when teeth were exposed to BPA, “there were multiple […]

Oct
28

Wax On vs. Wax Off

If you’ve ever shopped for dental floss – and you really should – you may have noticed that there are two varieties of nylon floss sold: waxed and unwaxed. Although most people prefer the sturdiness of floss coated in wax, many find that the added layer of wax can sometimes be difficult to comfortably fit […]

Oct
23

What Your Bone Type Could Mean For Dental Implant Treatment

“It depends.” That’s probably an answer you will often hear if you’re considering getting dental implants. This is because there are so many things to consider when placing a dental implant. One of the many considerations that your dentist needs to take into account before placing a dental implant is what type of bone you […]

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