Dental Bridges in Hyannis, MA - Restoring Your Smile
When you lose a tooth, it can ruin your smile. When you lose several teeth, it will ruin your smile. Dentistry has come a long way with tooth restoration, and it is now possible to get new teeth placed in your mouth in various ways. A dental bridge is still one of the most popular options to restore missing teeth. Unlike implants and dentures, bridges do not have to be permanent. They can be taken in and out at leisure without feeling as uncomfortable as a traditional denture plate or partial. There are different types of dental bridges, but one of the talented dentists at our Hyannis Dental Partners clinic in Hyannis, MA, can help you find the option that fits your unique needs.
For patients that don’t want to undergo surgery or want a more economical option to restore their smile, a dental bridge is an excellent balance between durability, look, and cost.
What is a Bridge Exactly?
As the name suggests, dental bridges bridge a gap created by missing teeth. False teeth are attached on either side to an existing tooth, and the false teeth “bridge” the gap.
A dental bridge can support one to four teeth and, once attached, will gradually start to feel like natural teeth again, making it one of the more comfortable options for tooth restoration.
Bridges can last ten or so years with proper maintenance before needing to be replaced, making them a great investment. For patients that don’t mind spending a bit more, there is a more permanent option known as an implant-supported bridge.
This type of bridge is supported on either side by a dental implant. Dental implants provide a secure hold for a bridge that is permanently attached. This way, the bridge must only be replaced or changed every few years unless damaged. This option works for those that want permanent restoration but do not want to get an entire mouth full of implants.