The Benefits Of A Bridge
It can be stressful to deal with oral health complications and tooth loss. If you or a loved one is experiencing complications, we want to remind you that we are here to help and support you. One way we do that is to make treatment recommendations based on what you need to restore your oral health. One treatment we may suggest for severe decay or a missing tooth is a porcelain bridge. We want to be sure that our patients feel informed and comfortable with any treatment we recommend. Read on to learn more about this treatment and how we use it to improve a patient’s oral health.
What is a Porcelain Bridge?
A porcelain bridge is an artificial tooth structure that fills in a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted by a dentist, have been affected by severe trauma, or are severely decayed. This appliance usually has a crown on both sides with one or more prosthetic teeth in the middle and is attached, or anchored, to the natural teeth on either side.
Benefits of a Porcelain Bridge
A dental bridge has many benefits. If you have experienced tooth loss or are suffering from severe dental decay, you may be faced with complications that affect your daily life. A porcelain bridge is a wonderful treatment plan because it restores the function of the tooth and blends in with the surrounding teeth, giving it a natural appearance. Other benefits include:
- The ability to chew food as you would with natural teeth
- Restored speech which may have been compromised
- Maintaining your facial structure
- Regaining a confident smile
- Keeping your natural teeth from shifting out of place
Patients who have received a porcelain bridge often mention that they wish that they had gotten the treatment sooner. If you are interested in learning more about a dental bridge for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact our office in Silverdale, WA to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!