If you needed to build a bridge, you would start with a strong foundation. This is necessary to support the weight your bridge would bear and make it possible for your bridge to last a long, long time.
What’s true about a bridge used for transportation is also true about a dental bridge.
If you are missing teeth, your dental bridge should be support by something strong, something secure. This will allow your bridge to feel and function like healthy, natural teeth.
You can have that support with an implant-supported bridge from Atlanta West Dentistry. You can rebuild your smile with the help of our doctors in Marietta, GA. Call 770-744-4619 to make an appointment.
Start With Your Smile
Losing your teeth is never a good look. It can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile.
By getting a dental bridge, you can restore the natural appearance of your smile. The materials used in modern bridges look like real teeth.
This can help you feel more confident about flashing your “pearly whites” when someone asks you to pose for a picture. It also can help you relax when you are meeting someone in person. Having a natural-looking smile can help you feel less nervous before a date, a job interview, or a social gathering with friends of friends.
When you fill the empty space in your smile, you feel like yourself, which can help you let your personality shine as well.
But your teeth do more than just fill out your smile. That’s why implants are important as well.
Rebuild Your Mouth Without Hurting Healthy Teeth
Your missing teeth also affect you in practical ways. Lost teeth change how you speak and how you eat. There’s no real benefit to having a gap in your smile.
A traditional bridge can address those issues for a time, but it also leaves open the possibility of other issues down the road. This kind of bridge is supported by the healthy teeth you still have. That means you have to grind down those teeth in order to support your bridge. (And the more teeth you are missing, the more support you will need.) Even so, that can allow bone loss to continue. And if and when this bridge does wear out, it will take more teeth to support your new bridge.
By getting dental implants, you are getting all the benefits of a traditional bridge with some added benefits. Implants replace the roots of missing teeth. They are placed directly in your jawbone, which makes your bridge more secure. It also allows you to prevent the kind of bone loss described above, and it lets you bite and chew with confidence no matter what you eat.
Looking to the long term, if something should happen to your bridge, your implants will still be there. They can support a replacement bridge if needed, and you won’t need to do anything to your other teeth in the process.