Should I Consider using Dental Bridges to Replace my Missing Teeth?
Created on September 15, 2018
Dental bridges are one of several tooth restoration options available for patients in the area of Springfield, MA. Drs. David Peck, Zachary Grillo, Stefan Filip, and Pablo Valestegui are dentists ready to help patients understand the benefits of using these restorations to repair the smile after tooth loss has occurred.
Dental bridges explained
At Taylor Street Dental, our team works with patients to help them make an educated decision in regards to how to repair their smile. Our dentists provide a variety of options for patients to consider, including:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
Dental bridges are a great option for patients who are seeking a restoration for one or more missing teeth in a row that is both permanent and affordable. Bridges are restorations made from dental crowns on each side fused to pontics, or false teeth, in the middle. They help “bridge the gap” left behind from missing teeth. The dental crowns on each side are bonded onto the adjacent teeth as an anchor, holding the pontics in place to restore the dental arch.
How to care for dental bridges
It is important for patient to pay close attention to the underside of the dental bridge. This is where food particles can become stuck. Flossing is essential to remove food particles from underneath the dental bridge that can develop into a problem. Periodontal disease and tooth decay can still occur with dental bridges in place, so patients should also visit their dentist regularly for checkups to look for any signs of decay or disease that may develop even on the teeth underneath the crowns of the dental bridge, which are still susceptible.
Are you interested in discussing the advantages of dental bridges with a dedicated dental professional?
Contact the team at Taylor Street Dnetal today at (413) 781-7645. The office, located on the 4th floor at 41 Taylor Street, ensures patients have access to general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures to improve the appearance, health, and overall function of the smile. If you have lost or extracted one or more teeth and are interested in solutions such as the dental bridge, Drs. David Peck, Zachary Grillo, Stefan Filip, and Pablo Valestegui can assist!