Pruce Dental

Why do I need a dental bridge to replace teeth?

It is imperative to your overall dental health to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible. A dental bridge placed at Pruce Dental is an option we offer that fills the apparent gap in your smile and serves as a placeholder to stabilize surrounding teeth. Whether or not you’re aware of it, your teeth are always moving to some extent. It is a very minor, gradual movement, but it does occur. When a tooth is healthy, the root not only holds it in place but maintains the positioning of adjacent teeth. When a tooth and its root are lost, surrounding teeth gradually start to drift toward the empty space. A dental bridge does not have a root, but the artificial tooth prevents other teeth from
moving out of place.

A dental bridge is an excellent solution, not only because it fills the space and improves your appearance but also because it protects neighboring teeth from moving out of alignment. Misaligned teeth are unattractive, and they can also lead to problems with your dental bite and make proper oral hygiene difficult. If you have a missing tooth and are considering dental bridges in Washington, PA as a replacement method, please call our office. We will be happy to arrange a consultation so that you can discuss bridges and other tooth replacement options like dentures and dental implants with Dr. Pruce.