Duarte area patients ask about the benefits of Dental Bridges
Patients who are missing one or more teeth may benefit from a dental bridge. Dental bridges are restorative solutions for patients who want to replace missing teeth and keep the function and beauty of their smiles. This cosmetic procedure is done in lieu of other solutions such as dentures and dental implants.
Dental bridges are appropriate when patients are missing one or more teeth in a row within the dental arch. They are fixed restorations; they are not removable as dentures are. Bridges can last 15 years or longer and they are often preferred over conventional partial dentures. Dental bridges are more affordable than dental implants, which cost more upfront but can provide a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Every restorative procedure has its advantages. The benefits of placing dental bridges include:
- Long-lasting restoration
- Ability to improve function and beauty of the smile
- Keeps existing teeth from shifting out of place
- Easy to care for with brushing and flossing
- Allow patients to speak properly
- Made of quality porcelain for seamless integration into the smile
Bridges have been used for years to restore smiles. However, patients must speak to a dental professional such as Dr. Brianne Luu to find out if they are an appropriate candidate for placement. Patients must have an overall healthy smile that is free from decay and gum disease. Patients must also have healthy adjacent teeth to file down for the bonding of the dental bridge into place. Otherwise, patients may want to consider an alternative solution such as partial dentures or dental implants.
If you live in the Duarte area and you are interested in learning more about dental bridges, contact the team of Gentle Care Dentistry today to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Brianne Luu and her team would be excited to meet you and your family and educate you on the advantages of placing bridges.
Contact us for more information: +1 626-466-9596