5 Core Benefits of Dental Bridges By Dr. Jose Valenzuela on May 01, 2022

close-up graphic of dental bridgeIf you are missing between one and three consecutive teeth, a porcelain dental bridge is a promising solution. A traditional bridge supports an artificial tooth by capping the natural teeth on either side of the gap. An implant-supported bridge attaches to dental implants set in your jawbone.

Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center serves the communities of Yuma, Los Algodones, and Mexicali as well as international patients looking to save money on dental work. Curious if a dental bridge is the best option for your smile? Consider these five benefits of dental bridges.

Improved Function

Tooth loss can make eating certain foods difficult and even painful. Dental bridges restore your ability to bite and chew foods that you used to eat with ease.

Bridges also improve your ability to speak because your teeth are an important part of how your mouth forms words and sounds. Depending on which teeth have been lost, your ability to produce speech can be impeded by missing teeth. Dental bridges improve both the stability of your teeth and your overall comfort.

Better Oral Health

The spaces left by missing teeth can become a place where bacteria reside. Bad bacteria in your mouth increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to additional tooth loss in the future. Dental bridges fill in the gaps where bacteria would otherwise thrive. A dental bridge will also enable you to eat a varied and healthy diet, so you can maintain your overall health.

Enhanced Appearance

Porcelain bridges not only fill in the gaps from missing teeth but also come in a full spectrum of shades so they can match the rest of your teeth perfectly. By filling the gap in your smile, the dental bridge will improve both your smile and confidence, as well as support your natural facial structure.

Avoid Tooth Movement

The teeth surrounding a tooth gap will start to shift into the empty space as long as your teeth are not replaced. The shifting of the teeth can cause a number of oral health complications like new spaces between your teeth, crooked teeth, and loose teeth. All of these complications may lead to the need for more extensive dental work in the future.

By choosing a dental bridge sooner rather than later, you could save lots of time and money.

Prevent Jawbone Recession

When missing teeth are not replaced, there is no stimulation of the jawbone. This causes the jawbone to become gradually weaker until the body reabsorbs the inactive bone causing changes in facial shape.

Implant-supported bridges stimulate the jawbone, helping to prevent bone loss and maintain the structure of your face.

Repair Your Smile Today

Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center is here to help you take the steps to repair your smile. Our goal is to offer you unmatched service and reasonable prices. With the latest in dental technology and a compassionate team, we are dedicated to providing all our patients with comfortable and inviting modern dentistry. You can call our office at (928) 792-2156 or quickly and easily make an appointment online.

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The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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