If you are missing a few consecutive teeth, a dental bridge or dentures could be the best option for you. While some people confuse the two, there is a significant difference: a bridge is a permanent fixture while dentures can be removed. However, our dentist, Dr. Philippe Athuil will probably not recommend dentures if you are missing more than three consecutive teeth.
While there are many options available—including bridges, dentures, and implants—we recommend at least considering the benefits of a bridge. However, if you are interested in a bridge, there are a few things you should know. Typically, bridges are made from metal and other materials that are shaped to match the color, tone, and shape of your smile. Even better, once your bridge has been placed, you’ll be able to chew, eat, and speak comfortably once again. Another benefit of a dental bridge is that you won’t have to make any extra effort to care for them. However, please don’t misunderstand: you’ll still have to care for your smile, but your normal routine—brushing for two minutes a day, flossing daily, and visiting a dentist every six months—is enough.
Finally, if you are missing teeth, we recommend getting a restoration as soon as possible. If you don’t, it will be more difficult to keep your smile as clean as it could be, which could lead to gum disease, bad breath, and potentially, shifting teeth.
Do you have any questions on the benefits of a bridge? Would you like to explore your other restoration options more completely If so, please don’t hesitate to contact our team us at 310-286-2241. We’re excited to hear from you soon.