Meadow Creek Family Dentistry

Why do I need a dental bridge?

It is critical to your overall dental health to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible. A dental bridge placed at Meadow Creek Family Dentistry is just one option that can fill the open space and serve 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, subtle movement, but it does occur. When a tooth is healthy, the root not only holds it in place but keeps adjacent teeth in their place.

If you lose a tooth, the fact that there is now a space where the root should be allows surrounding teeth to drift out of proper alignment gradually. A dental bridge does not have a root, but the fact that it’s there prevents other teeth from moving out of place.

So, a dental bridge is helpful, not only because it fills the space and improves your appearance. It also protects your other teeth from becoming misaligned. Misaligned teeth are unattractive, and they can lead to problems with your dental bite and make proper oral hygiene difficult.

If you have a missing tooth and think dental bridges in Inman, SC are a good choice for you, please call us. We will be happy to arrange a consultation so that you can discuss bridges and other tooth replacement options with Dr. Hunt.