Would a Dental Bridge Be Right for Me?

senior couple hug and smile after learning about the benefits of dental bridges

Are you missing teeth? Don’t let that stop you from enjoying the things you love like eating your favorite foods and smiling with confidence! There are many tooth replacement options available, including dental bridges. Here’s what you need to know about dental bridges and if they are the right choice for you!

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a state-of-the-art dental prosthesis that consists of dental crowns on both ends with replacement teeth in between them. When applying a dental bridge, the crowns are cemented over the existing teeth on either side of the space so that the replacement teeth fill in the gap in the middle. If there are no healthy remaining teeth that can support a bridge, bridges can be attached to dental implants as well.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Bridges offer a range of benefits for patients! Some of their main benefits include:

  • Eat and speak with ease
  • Most cost-effective tooth replacement option
  • Preserve facial shape and cheek fullness
  • Prevent existing teeth from shifting
  • Restored bite functionality

Good Candidates for Dental Bridges

The best candidates for dental bridges are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row. When the teeth are missing in a line, the bridge can properly fill in the gaps. Patients with and without strong remaining teeth are both great candidates for bridges because you can attach bridges to existing teeth or implants! The best way to determine whether or not a dental bridge is a right choice for you is to schedule a consultation with your preferred dentist. They will be able to perform a detailed exam, discuss your health history, and go over your smile goals to decide which tooth replacement option best fits your needs.

Schedule Your Tooth Replacement Consultation

Are you ready to bridge the gap in your smile? Our team at Overland Park Family Dental has extensive experience creating and placing dental bridges for patients in our Overland Park community. You shouldn’t have to settle for gaps in your smile, contact us to schedule your consultation to see if bridges are right for you!

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