What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a non-removable (or fixed) dental appliance that is created to fill the gap made by one or more consecutive missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of two anchors—which can be a dental implant or a dental crown on either side of the bridge—and one or more pontics, or artificial teeth. At Blissful Dental, we are proud to offer porcelain bridges. One of the benefits of porcelain bridges is the fact that they can be made to match the tone, shade, and color of your smile and give you the most natural appearance possible.
With proper dental habits, dental bridges can last for more than a decade. In as little as two visits Dr. Howard can restore your smile to its optimal health and function.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
Aside from the obvious benefits of enhancing the appearance of your smile, dental bridges can:
• Improve your ability to speak
• Enhance your ability to chew and eat
• Prevent your natural teeth from moving position
• Stop muscles in your lips and face from drooping, helping you maintain a youthful appearance
• Even stress on your bite
If you have any questions about the benefits of a dental bridge in Lanham, Maryland, or about any of our services, please feel free to contact us today!