You may already know that you could lose one of your teeth for a few different reasons, including an injury or lackluster oral health. You may also know that a missing tooth can be embarrassing, but are you aware that missing a tooth tends to lead to more serious problems? In fact, if you’re missing a tooth, you could be more vulnerable to bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. Similarly, your other pearly whites could move and shift.
As you may have heard, bridges are typically made of artificial teeth that are attached to a crown. Still, because crowns need to be attached to already existing teeth, your pearly whites, as well as your gums, need to be healthy enough to have a crown attached. If you are suffering from gum disease or tooth decay, you might not be a good candidate for a dental bridge. To make matters worse, you may have these problems without recognizing them. This is one reason we recommend scheduling regular check-ups with our team. The number of pearly whites you’re missing is also a factor you’ll need to consider when you choose your new restoration. If you’re missing more than three teeth in a row, a dental bridge may not be the best treatment for you.
However, once your bridge has been placed, you’ll be able to speak and chew comfortably again. If your floss, brush, schedule appointments with our dentist regularly, you may be able to enjoy your bridge for up to ten years. If you have any concerns about getting a bridge in Flemington, New Jersey, please don’t hesitate to give Flemington Dental Arts a call at 908-788-1661. Dr. Guy M. Bennett and our team are excited to hear from you!