Why patients missing teeth may consider a fixed dental bridge
Dental bridges are restorations used to replace one or several missing teeth in the smile. These restorations are made of materials such as porcelain to ensure they look like natural teeth and restore the beauty of the smile and function. Dr. Mary A. Taudel of New York, New York, may recommend a fixed dental bridge for patients who need to replace missing teeth with a more permanent fixture than a removable partial denture. A dental bridge can be used anywhere in the smile to replace missing teeth, including the front teeth.
What are the benefits of the dental bridge?
When patients are looking to replace missing teeth, they may find out that there are several options available to them. Popular tooth replacement solutions include:
- Partial dentures
- Full dentures
- Implant-retained dentures
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
Dental bridges are often an excellent solution for patients who want a more permanent, fixed replacement option but are seeking a less expensive solution than permanent dental implants. Dental bridges are used to bridge the gap left behind while remaining in place without special care or attention. Some of the advantages of dental bridges include:
- A more stable and solid tooth replacement that uses adjacent teeth for support
- The ability to speak clearly with others, ensuring articulation
- Improvement in the ability to bite and chew food for proper digestion
- Improved alignment of the dental arch
Am I a candidate for a dental bridge?
Patients who are missing teeth but have adjacent teeth may be considered appropriate candidates for dental bridges. The bridge uses the surrounding teeth, so these teeth should also be healthy before they are prepared for the placement of a dental bridge.
Call Dr. Mary A. Taudel today
At Park Avenue Dental in New York, New York, our professionals believe that patients should have several options to choose from when considering restoration of the smile. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of dental bridges, call the office today at (646) 588-1704 to request a consultation visit with our team. We are open to new and returning patients seeking quality care at 37 Park Avenue, Suite A.