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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

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What Xylitol Can Do For You

If you’ve ever reached for a stick of sugar-free gum and checked the ingredients, then you’ve probably heard of xylitol. Xylitol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate that looks and tastes just like regular sugar. The difference? Xylitol is actually good for your teeth! Xylitol is made from either corncobs or trees. Using corncobs to produce […]

Sep
29

Can Chocolate Help Kill Bacteria in Your Mouth?

Food scientists have known for a while now that there are certain molecules in chocolate that give it antibacterial properties. These special molecules, called polyphenols, are also naturally occurring in tealeaves and red wine. These polyphenols, which protect plant cells from bacteria and other damage, can also be helpful in protecting our cells from bacteria. […]

Sep
22

Going Sugar Free… The Right Way

Thinking about cutting back on sugar? You may be considering replacing your sugar intake with artificial sweeteners to cut the number of calories you take in. However, there are certain things to watch out for: “Sugarless” isn’t always so – A product may claim to be ‘sugarless’ or ‘no sugar added’ but that doesn’t mean […]

Sep
15

Why Chewing Gum is Good For Your Oral Health

Not all chewing gum are created equally. Although people have been chewing gum for centuries, there’s a critical difference between gum that can help your teeth and gum that can ruin your teeth: sugar! Sugarless gum has been shown to have oral health benefits and can even help to prevent tooth decay! In fact, chewing […]

Sep
8

Are You Better Off Without Toothpaste?

When you think of dental hygiene, a toothbrush and toothpaste immediately comes to mind. A cult has been built around toothpaste-a thousand different varieties, brands, flavors, and functions exist. Each new commercial touts a different dentist’s recommendation, and consumers are left baffled in the drugstore aisle wondering if whitening specialties really work. Unfortunately, all of […]

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