What You Need to Know About Dental Bridges

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If you are missing one or more permanent teeth, a dental bridge in Medford, Oregon, can help. A dental bridge is used to close the space between teeth caused by one or more missing teeth. Two or more dental crowns and a replacement tooth make up a dental bridge. The dental crowns will be placed on the teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth are called the abutment teeth. A dental bridge can be supported by your natural teeth or implants.

Advantages of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can do the following:

• Restore the functionality and beauty of your smile

• Maintain your face shape

• Allow you to eat and talk properly once again

• Properly distribute your bite

• Keep natural teeth from shifting out of place

Dental bridges are very durable. If you practice good oral hygiene and have regular dental cleanings and exams, your bridge will likely last for 10 or more years.

Caring for Your Dental Bridge
Be sure to practice proper oral hygiene to keep your natural teeth healthy. This is particularly important because your dental bridge will be supported by the surrounding teeth. Brush at least twice a day and floss once a day to help prevent gum disease and decay. Also, make sure to visit ADC Dental & Denture Clinic Inc. often for dental cleanings and exams.

We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about dental bridges and to schedule an appointment with our dentists. We are thrilled to serve you and your smile!