If you have missing teeth, you’ll want to replace them as soon as possible. Not only does a missing tooth interfere with eating and speaking and aesthetics right now, but if you wait to replace it, the gap will be the perfect place for bacteria to grow, causing long-term tooth decay. Your teeth may even shift, causing misalignment issues in your smile
You have three options for tooth replacements: dental implants, partial dentures, or dental bridges. Dental implants can last a lifetime but may require extensive surgery. Dentures are an easy way to replace teeth but their removable design can be less than desirable for some patients. Are you looking for the perfect medium between the two?
If so, consider a dental bridge! Dental bridges will improve the look, feel, and function of your smile without the hassle of surgery or the discomfort of dentures. Dental bridges may even help you to look younger by restoring your lost facial structure.
Dental bridges work by attaching to neighboring teeth within your mouth for a more durable and permanent hold than dentures. In some cases, a dental bridge can survive ten years of wear and tear, but if it should become damaged, it can be relatively easy to replace.
If you would like to book an appointment with Durham Dentistry to learn more about dental bridges, please call our office in Durham, North Carolina at 919-489-9171. Dr. Macon Sapp and the rest of our team look forward to improving your smile for many years to come!