How do dental bridges work?
If you are missing one tooth or a couple of teeth right next to each other, we might recommend a dental bridge as a way to fill in that gap. A dental bridge is attached to teeth—usually capped with dental crowns—adjacent to the space in your mouth. A dental bridge will be custom-made to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth, and it will protect the healthy teeth in your mouth from shifting to fill in the space left by missing teeth.
Chewing with a dental bridge
With a dental bridge, you will also be able to chew properly. Although this might not sound like a big deal, when your chewing is thrown off because of missing teeth, this can cause undue wear on your remaining teeth. Ultimately, this can lead to even more tooth loss.
Caring for your bridge
It’s important to take good care of your dental bridge to keep it clean and to prevent food from getting stuck around the bridge. When you come to our Tacoma dental office to learn more about dental bridges, we will spend all the time you need to ensure you know how to take care of your bridge. We want to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your bridge lasts as long as possible.
Find out more about dental bridges at our Tacoma dental office, Tranquility Dental Wellness. Call today!