When you have one or more missing teeth, your dentist will recommend covering the gap with dental bridges. The bridge will have crowns for the teeth on both sides of the gap and false tooth/teeth to fill up the gap. The false tooth, also known as pontics, can be made of a wide range of materials including porcelain, alloys and even gold. There are many advantages of using these bridges to cover such gaps.
We at Royce Family Dentistry provide all kinds of dental treatments including designing and installing the perfect dental bridges within our dental office. Some of the main advantages of these bridges are listed here for you.
1. Achieve Flawless Looks
Your dentist can not only fill the tooth gap with dental bridges, they can also improve the color and shape of the teeth being crowned on either side. Your teeth will look better and the result will be flawless gap-filling where no one can tell if you have a missing tooth. Porcelain is often the recommended material of choice due to its natural resemblance to teeth.
2. Clean without Removing
Another advantage of using dental bridges is that you can clean them without the need for removing. They are permanently cemented in place. This eliminates any kind of inconvenience. Thus, it is both convenient and comfortable to have bridges than choosing partial dentures.
3. Ease of Chewing
Another advantage of bridges over dentures is that they put the chewing forces on the teeth on the either side and not on the gum. Your teeth work the natural way, as the force is placed on the teeth. On the other hand, chewing with removable dentures means the force is placed on the gums.
4. Less Invasive
If you choose to have implants, it can involve a surgical procedure. It may also involve bone grafting in some cases. Getting dental bridges is a less invasive procedure. Many times people cannot have implant procedure due to medical reasons.
5. Quick Procedure
It takes not more than two sessions to have the bridges placed. Removable dentures can take many more appointments. Implants can take several months before the implants can fuse with the bone.
Thus, it is easy to see why dental bridges are so highly recommended. Fixed bridges are durable and last for a long time. At Royce Family Dentistry, we have fully equipped facilities and experienced dentists to complete all kinds of dental procedures. Feel free to contact us today to discuss your dental problems or concerns.