Do You Know About Fixed Bridges?
At NYC Smile Spa, we have a comprehensive range of tooth replacement options. Dealing with missing teeth can be problematic and lead to complications with eating and speaking. Missing teeth can also shift out of place leading to issues with bite. We want to help our patients as much as we can. We know that choosing a tooth replacement option can be overwhelming for some of our patients, especially if they feel anxious and overwhelmed when visiting the dentist. Our goal is to help our patients understand their choices and choose an option that is best for their overall lifestyle as well as their budget. One treatment that we may recommend is a fixed bridge.
What is a Fixed Bridge?
When patients have more than one missing tooth, we have excellent results with fixed bridges. A fixed bridge is an artificial tooth structure that is used to fill in a gap where teeth are missing, have been extracted by a dentist, have experienced severe trauma, or are experiencing severe decay. This treatment uses the teeth on either side as support for the artificial teeth that are being permanently placed.
Benefits of a Fixed Bridge
Patients love that a fixed bridge is custom-made to blend in perfectly with their natural teeth. It restores the function of the tooth while giving it a natural appearance. Other benefits of fixed bridges include:
- The ability to chew food as you would with natural teeth
- Restored speech, which may have been compromised
- Maintaining your facial structure
- Regaining a confident smile
- Keeping your natural teeth from shifting out of place
If you are interested in learning more about a fixed bridge for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact our office, which is located on the Upper East Side, to schedule an appointment. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
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