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Who Needs a Dental Bridge?

Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
3D rendering of a dental bridge being placed over a missing tooth gap that is flanked by two shavedDental bridges step in to fill the gaps left by missing teeth. They bring back the ability to chew effectively, enhance your overall appearance, and contribute to better oral health. Comprising crowns that snugly fit over your existing natural teeth and artificial teeth that seamlessly bridge the gap in your smile, dental bridges provide a comprehensive solution for a complete and functional set of teeth. A dental bridge is ideal for people with the following conditions:

People With Missing Teeth

To benefit from a tooth replacement like a dental bridge, it is pretty straightforward: You need to have some missing teeth. The nice thing about bridges is they can step in whether you are missing just one tooth or up to four.

Yet, it is not just about having gaps; you must meet a certain criterion. For a bridge to work well, the missing teeth should line up like neighbors in a row. So, if you are missing many teeth scattered around your mouth, bridges might not be the perfect match for you. But do not worry, as there are other options to explore, and your dentist can guide you on the best path forward.

Have Outstanding Oral Health

To qualify as a strong candidate for a dental bridge, your oral health must be in top-notch shape, aside from the missing teeth. This includes removing tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental hiccups that might need fixing before diving into the bridgework. Essentially, it is like ensuring your oral health is a clean slate, ready for the bridge to work like it was intended.

Have Great Overall Health

Beyond having a healthy mouth, being an eligible candidate for a dental bridge also requires overall good health. Conditions like infections or serious underlying medical issues might impact your suitability, increasing the potential for complications during the procedure. Ensuring your general health is crucial to making the bridge journey smoother and safer. If you are considering a bridge, ensure you contact us for more information.

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