The loss of one or more teeth can cause your mouth many unhappy issues, including decreased ability to chew and speak. You may find that receiving a dental bridge in Payson, Arizona, is an effective way to fill the gap in your smile with natural-looking artificial teeth. If you would like to learn more about dental bridges, we are happy to offer some dental bridge facts below.
One of the great benefits of dental bridges is that they perform a wide range of functions to improve your smile, including:
– Replacing missing or extracted teeth
– Enhancing your ability to eat and speak
– Supporting your natural facial shape
– Distributing the bite force evenly to prevent TMJ disorder
– Preventing teeth that shift and slide
To place a dental bridge, we shape the tooth enamel from the teeth on either side of the gap to create space in your mouth for the dental crowns. Then impressions will be made of the teeth around the gap so your bridge can be custom made. When it is ready, the bridge can be cemented into place.
You can keep your new dental bridge for as many as 10 years or more as long as it isn’t affected by tooth decay or injury. Maintain your proper dental hygiene habits to prevent plaque and food particles from accumulating under the false teeth and causing tooth decay around the crowns that affects the stability of the dental bridge.
Contact Payson Premier Dental at 928-472-8400 today if you would like to speak with our dentist, Dr. Kirstin Wade, about whether you are a good candidate for dental bridges!