Improve the Appearance of Your Smile with a Dental Bridge
Life with a failing tooth is unpredictable. Eating and chewing may difficult and painful. Smiling may feel embarrassing due to the appearance of your tooth. If your tooth is already missing, the situation could even be worse.
The good news is that there are excellent solutions for restoring your smile, and a bridge may be the right one for your needs. Here is everything you should know about dental bridges in Souderton, PA.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A bridge is an appliance that is fixed into your mouth, which means that it can't be removed. It has a crown on either side that anchor to your healthy teeth. In between the crowns, one or more prosthetic teeth are attached to fill in the gap left by one or more adjacent missing teeth. Your bridge is customized by your dentist so it matches your remaining teeth and complements your smile.
What Benefits Do Dental Bridges Offer?
Since a bridge is fixed, you don't have to worry about movement or slippage when you talk or eat. Bridges are typically less costly than other dental procedures such as dental implants, and they have the potential to last for many years when you keep the anchor teeth clean and healthy with consistent brushing, flossing, and regular checkups.
In some cases, dental implants might successfully act as anchors for dental bridges, which offers more longevity since implants protect the health of your bone.
Contact Our Office
Dr. William T. McMaugh has been helping patients reclaim their smiles in PA for many years. If you would like to learn more about the options available for your smile, we encourage you to contact Dr. McMaugh and schedule a consultation. He will take the time to perform an examination and discuss your goals for your smile with you so he can help you select the best treatment for your needs.