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If you have any kind of tooth decay or need some cosmetic dental work performed to help your smile look great again, then you may come across dental bridges as an option.

Let’s look at what exactly a bridge is, how it works, and why you may want to consider it for your cosmetic dentistry needs.

What are they?

Bridges are exactly what they sound like – they bridge the gap created by a missing tooth. The bridge is what supports the replacement of the missing tooth. This is accomplished by attaching crowns to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The crowns are then used to anchor the new replacement tooth into place, essentially bridging the gap and using the stability and strength of your natural teeth to ensure that the replacement tooth doesn’t go anywhere.

What do they fix?

Obviously, bridges are one way you can deal with missing teeth. Additionally, bridges help improve your bite and overall tooth appearance. The role bridges play in improving your bite is especially important, since a misaligned bite can cause oral serious oral health issues.

If you’re missing teeth and think that a bridge may be the right cosmetic dentistry procedure for you to undergo in order to restore your smile, then call us today at 541-772-8280 to schedule a consultation.