Are you missing one or multiple consecutive teeth?
It is important to replace a missing tooth or teeth because gaps in teeth can easily be filled by remaining teeth. Shifting teeth crowd together and make it difficult to clean. Spaces in the mouth that are difficult to clean are prone to tooth decay due to plaque buildup. Missing teeth can also lead to problems like bone loss, difficulty chewing, speech issues, bite irregularities, and facial sagging. Dr. Shulman places dental bridges for restoring function and aesthetics to your smile after tooth loss. He works with patients on an individual basis when replacing teeth to give you back a smile that is natural looking and comfortable.
Dental bridges can be anchored by natural adjacent teeth or dental implants. When using existing teeth it is often necessary to place dental crowns for the most stable outcome. When used in conjunction with dental implants, dental bridges can be permanent, long-lasting replacements to missing teeth.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
There are several benefits that dental bridges offer to patients with missing teeth. Dental bridges:
- Make it easier to bite and chew
- Evenly distribute your bite
- Prevent bone loss when secured by implants
- Maintain your facial structure
- Look and feel natural
If you want to replace your missing teeth with a permanent dental bridge, Dr. Drew Shulman will use dental implants for a secure and comfortable fit. The first stage of treatment will be the surgical implantation of the post which will serve as a new tooth root. This will require a healing period of several months, after which the permanent bridge is attached.
Dental Bridge FAQs
Am I a good candidate for an implant secured dental bridge?
Dr. Shulman will assess your oral health to determine if you have enough healthy bone and gum tissue needed for this procedure. There is a range of treatments available to augment bone loss and create a stable foundation for the placement of an implant supported bridge.
How do you care for a dental bridge?
A removable dental bridge should be removed and cleaned twice a day. Implant secured dental bridges can be maintained like regular natural teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
Are you self-conscious about your missing teeth? Restore your oral health and the appearance of your smile today with a custom dental bridge. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shulman at his Northeast Philadelphia dentist office, call (215) 372-1142.