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The Benefits of a Dental Bridge

Are you trying to restore your smile? Do you want to confidently flash those pearly whites without feeling embarrassed about missing teeth? Well, then, a dental bridge may be exactly what you need. 


A dental bridge is often a set of artificial teeth (crowns) often referred to as a pontic that rests over existing teeth to create a full smile. Sometimes it is only one replacement tooth attached to your natural teeth on each side thanks to metal wings: it is then called a Maryland Bridge.


Getting your dental bridge done at Linwell Park in St. Catharine will have you grinning from ear to ear. But if you're still skeptical, read on because this article will give you some more benefits of having a dental bridge that you may not be aware of.  


You'll Chew Properly


One of the challenges of having missing teeth is its effect on your ability to chew. Munching on food can become an unpleasant experience when you don't have your molars to help out. It is even more true when you have several of them missing, so a dental bridge can have a tremendous impact on your eating habits.


Prevents Teeth Distribution

With the extra space available due to your missing teeth, your existing teeth will tend to shift around inside your mouth over time. This can cause your teeth to become even more skewed. And that can have an adverse effect on your overall oral health.

A dental bridge is a replacement--a filler--so to speak, which will prevent your teeth from shifting around and going out of alignment. 


Improves Smile

If you look at a dental bridge before and after picture, there will be no doubt in your mind. This is an instrument that will completely transform the quality of your smile. And because dental bridges are usually made from porcelain, they can blend in with your existing teeth seamlessly, making your smile look real and natural.


Speech Is Repaired 

Depending on the location of the missing teeth, your speech may be affected. It may become irregular as you attempt to enunciate certain words.

Teeth are essential for being able to speak clearly and intelligibly. And having a dental bridge can help restore your speech to normal if missing teeth have impacted it. 


Keeps Your Face Intact

Did you know that your teeth are multi-purposed? It's true, and they have other purposes that may be just as important as chewing and smiling.

Besides helping with eating and grinning, they also influence your bone structure appearance. Your teeth are seated within your gums and, as a result, are connected to (and have a great effect on) your jawbones. If you have missing teeth, their absence can cause a lack of blood flow to your jaw, and this could result in a caved-in jawline.


Dental Bridges in St. Catharines to Upgrade Your Smile

We hope you found this article helpful and that you'll consider us for your oral health needs. With a new set of teeth, we're confident you'll love to smile again.

If you'd like to learn more, or if you want to schedule an appointment, don't hesitate to send us an email or give us a ring at our Linwell Park Dental Centre.  

We look forward to hearing from you.


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