In case you don’t know, dental bridges are designed to replace one or several missing teeth. They’re almost like a retainer, but instead of keeping your teeth in place, the bridge replaces your teeth. Dental bridges usually attach to the tooth or teeth next to the missing tooth that it is replacing.
Bridges are a great alternative to dentures. It depends on how many teeth you need to have replaced and where the gaps are, but bridges are much easier to work with than dentures are. Dentures can take up a lot of space in your mouth and they can be very uncomfortable. Since bridges are smaller, they take up less space in your mouth, require less glue, and are overall more comfortable.
If you’re interested in getting a dental bridge, set up an appointment with your dentist right away. They’ll start with an examination and x-rays. Then they will determine whether your teeth around the gap are strong enough to support a bridge. Once you’re given the okay, they’ll start creating your custom dental bridge. If you would like to learn more about dental bridges or if you would qualify to get one, please watch the provided video.