If you have ever lost a tooth or had a gap in your smile for any reason, then you know how challenging it can be to re-create your natural, healthy smile. For some people dental implants are an option, but they will not work for everyone. If not, then dental bridges may be the right choice to restore your smile.
Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario can custom fit your dental bridge by using your adjoining teeth to secure your missing tooth. The bridge is composed of a pair of crowns known as abutment teeth and then false teeth (pontics) are placed in between.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Most of the benefits of dental bridges are in their ability to do the following things:
- Restore proper speech and chewing
- Smile restoration
- Distribute bite force with teeth replacements
- Mold to the person's face shape
- Prevent teeth shifting
Obviously, you want to do everything in your power to ensure that your remaining teeth are strong and healthy. Keeping your biannual dental appointments, regular brushing and flossing, and rinsing after eating foods that stain can all preserve dental health.
At The Office of Dr. Bellisario, we begin the bridging process by using a softer, temporary bridge which will cushion your mouth and get you adjusted to the size and feel of your new bridge. This provides an unobtrusive tooth replacement with a solid foundation.
To learn more about dental bridges in the Bala Cnywyd, Pennsylvania area, please contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario through the form on this page or call 610-642-7024 today.