Dec 17, 2014

What Are Dental Bridges Used For?

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If you have lost a tooth due to an accident or natural reasons, you will be faced with not only an unsightly gap, but a problem which can affect the overall functionality of your mouth e.g. chewing capacity, speaking etc.

Dental bridges are a treatment that can bridge the gap between teeth. The adjacent teeth to the gap will act as the supports of the bridge. Gap management is an important factor to take into consideration for when you have a missing tooth. When a tooth is missing, the affected areas bone will start to fade away (known as bone resorption) and deteriorate. The speed of which the bone fades away will vary from person to person. The main reason why this is a cause for concern is because the surrounding teeth around the site of the missing tooth can start to feel loose because of the bone deterioration – which can ultimately lead to more teeth falling out.

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