Having a full set of functional teeth is crucial to your dental and oral health, your speech and appearance and your overall confidence. If you're missing one or more teeth, chewing becomes more difficult, you're more susceptible to gum disease, it can create speech disorders and your other teeth will begin to shift to fill in the gap.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with natural-looking, artificial teeth. The types of bridges are:
- Fixed and removable bridges. A fixed bridge attaches to the adjoining healthy teeth with crowns and the artificial tooth/teeth now span the gap. A removable bridge attaches to adjoining teeth with clasps.
- Implant bridge. This attaches artificial teeth under the gum tissue or directly to the jaw.
Frankston Family Dentistry can help you determine the best bridge option for your mouth to improve your dental health and restore your happy smile.