Elk Grove Smile Center
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3 Ways a Dental Bridge Can Improve Your Smile

September 12, 2016
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Posted By: Dr. Vishal Advani
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Are you missing one or more teeth? Millions of Americans are, so you are not alone!

Replacing missing teeth is important – not only for your appearance but also for your health. For many, a bridge is a practical and affordable solution.

Here are three of the ways bridges at our Elk Grove Village dental office are improving the lives of our patients:

  1. A Bridge Can Improve Your Smile’s Esthetics: There’s no question that the most obvious benefit for most patients is the immediate improvement in the appearance of their smile. A missing tooth can detract from your appearance and may even cause others to make unfair judgments about you. At Elk Grove Smile Center, we create bridges that look incredibly lifelike. Once they are in place, nobody is likely to know the difference between your bridge and your other, natural teeth!
  2. A Bridge Can Improve Your Ability to Chew and Speak: Missing teeth affect the way you talk and the foods you can eat. Depending on the location of the missing tooth, you might develop a lisp, which many people find embarrassing. You might also find yourself avoiding certain foods, especially fresh, healthy foods like crispy, crunchy fresh fruits and vegetables. This can seriously affect your overall health. A bridge will complete the chewing surface of your teeth so that you can eat foods comfortably and speak with confidence.
  3. A Bridge Can Improve the Health of Your Smile: A missing tooth can cause serious long-term consequences to your oral health. One of these problems is that your other teeth will begin to “drift” toward the gap. As this happens, the alignment of your bite changes, setting off a chain reaction of other problems. You may develop pain in your jaw joint. You could start grinding or clenching your teeth. Excessive wear in an area could lead to cracks, fracture, gum recession, or other damage. Filling in the space will help you avoid these problems.

Dental Bridges in Elk Grove Village

To learn more about bridges and other tooth replacement options, please call Elk Grove Smile Center and schedule a consultation with Dr. Advani.