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How can bridges from a dentist in Wichita help your smile?

A missing tooth leaves an unsightly and uncomfortable gap in your smile. Leaving these empty spaces in your smile is not good for your appearance or the health of your mouth. Gaps can cause healthy teeth to collect plaque and begin to decay. Other teeth may begin to shift, leaving you with a misaligned smile. Having a gap in your smile can also make speaking and eating much more difficult. Therefore, when you are ready to replace your missing teeth and get a beautiful, functional smile back, one of your options is to get a dental bridge.

A bridge works just as its name implies to bridge the gap between two teeth. This means that this type of restoration is only used to replace one or two individual missing teeth at a time and cannot be a substitute for full dentures. Most of the time, the bridge will require two stable teeth on either side of the gap that can be prepared for two crowns. Your dentist will then be able to place the bridge, which works as one unit, over the gap. This will be done by placing the two crowns over the two surrounding teeth to hold the bridge in place. The whole structure will work to give you a seamless, complete smile that will function much like your natural teeth.

Dental bridges are often used by dentists in Wichita as an economical way to replace teeth permanently. They are not the only option for replacing your teeth; you may also choose dentures or dental implants. Each of these options has unique benefits that will suit a different person's smile differently. Though bridges are not anchored in place with artificial roots like implants are, they are still permanent restorations that are nearly as easy to care for. Dental bridges will still be more comfortable than dentures. Visit our office in Wichita to ask the dentist if dental bridges could be the right restoration for your smile.
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