Missing teeth will leave a gap in your smile. A permanent dental bridge closes that gap, restoring appearance and functionality to the smile. At the office of Dr. John Aurelia, DDS, we are committed to restoring our patients’ oral health. When patients are missing teeth, permanent dental bridges are an excellent solution to bring the smile back to life.
A missing tooth isn’t just a cosmetic problem. If you do not replace the missing tooth or teeth, remaining teeth will gradually drift into the space. When this occurs, your bite changes, which can cause wear on the teeth and lead to breaks and cracks. People who do not replace missing teeth are often faced with more extensive dental restoration in the future.
Dental bridges utilize one or more false teeth to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. Bridges are supported by the teeth on each side of the gap.
Dental bridges can be made of many different materials including alloys or porcelain. The longevity of the dental bridge depends on the health of the teeth that support it. It is important for patients with dental bridges to practice good oral hygiene to ensure these teeth stay healthy. Maintaining regular dental appointments is also important to have the bridge checked and professionally cleaned.
When it comes to missing teeth, you want an expert to restore your smile. If you are in Rochester Hills, MI call Dr. Aurelia’s office today at [phone2] to schedule an appointment.