We generally consider a smile to be perfect if the teeth are aligned symmetrically and are sparkling bright. But there are more important aspects to a smile than the cosmetic effect. Dental bridges are one such highly recommended treatment in dentistry which provides two-pronged benefits to the patient. They not only enhance the aesthetics of the teeth but also improve the overall dental health. In this blog, we highlight the collateral advantages provided by bridges to keep your oral tissues healthy and vital.
- First and most importantly, bridges maintain your natural dental health. When you lose a tooth, the gap left behind by its absence can cause a lot of problems in the surrounding structures. The neighbouring and opposing teeth tend to drift into this empty space, completely disrupting the natural functional alignment of the teeth set. This makes chewing, eating and maintaining hygiene an uphill and cumbersome task. Dental bridges act as the best alternative, providing all functional advantages of a natural tooth.
- Secondly, in the absence of a tooth the chances of tooth decay and gum disease increase exponentially as food debris can get easily accumulated in and around the gap. Over a period of time, this can lead to severe gum infection, loosening of the surrounding teeth, bad mouth odour and infecting deeper structures of the mouth,- all adversely affecting your day-to-day activities. All these maladies can be easily avoided by filling the gap with a bridge which if maintained properly can keep unnecessary gum problems at bay.
- Thirdly, they maintain the shape of the face. A long term effect of missing teeth is the eventual resorption of the jaw bone that supports the teeth sets which leads to sagging and puckering of the cheeks. Bridges provide the needed support to the cheek muscles and oral tissues along with preventing dissolution of the jaw bone.
- Lastly, they aid in improving your speech. Losing teeth can have a marked effect on your speech. Lisping and difficulty in pronunciation of words is a common issue encountered by people who have lost more than one tooth.
Dental bridges can make your life healthier and comfortable together with providing aesthetic advantages. They help you to enjoy a healthy diet and you wouldn’t have to give up your favourite foods just because you have lost one or more teeth!
To get a dental bridge, contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579B Berlin Turnpike, Newington CT 06111, (860)-865-0056.Families from Rocky Hill find the easy drive to Newington well worthwhile because or our expertise and modern facilities, our friendly dental team and the relaxing disposition of Dr. Mukund. We also serve patients from surrounding areas such as Farmington, Berlin and Portland.