Dental bridges replace teeth that have been lost. They are often attached to teeth that stand next to the space your missing tooth used to be. They help you in a number of ways, such as allowing you to speak and chew normally and helping you keep your teeth from shifting out of position.
What often happens in cases with missing teeth is that the adjacent teeth can loosen and shift position. This can affect your smile’s appearance, but it can affect other things as well. When teeth move from their proper position, it can make it more difficult to speak and chew. This condition may also cause discomfort in your temporomandibular joints, which are the places where your lower jaw attaches and hinges.
A dental bridge can help you avoid these problems. It can stabilize nearby teeth and keep them where they are supposed to be. By stabilizing your surrounding teeth and by providing a replacement for your missing tooth, the dental bridge can help you speak with ease again and allow you to chew food as you normally would. Your temporomandibular joint can be spared of any discomfort associated with shifting teeth as well.
If you have some missing teeth that you would like to have replaced, we provide dental bridges here at Eby Family Dental in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. If you have any questions about bridges and their benefits, feel free to ask our dentists, Drs. Eby, Favia and Worman. You can get in touch with us by calling 920-563-2928.