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Benefits of Dental Bridges

July 11, 2016

It is too bad that so many people overlook dental bridges as a workable and beneficial solution to some missing teeth. They are not false teeth and they are not implants. Instead, they are sort of hybrid, and the benefits of dental bridges are profound. Patients of Atrium Family Dental in New Lenox, IL can discuss any restorative dentistry needs they might have and find out if dental bridges are a workable solution.

So, what are the different benefits of dental bridges? They are actually extensive and include:

They prevent your natural teeth from shifting – While a crooked smile may not seem like a big issue, among the key benefits of dental bridges is that they force the teeth to hold their original positions. This keeps your bite in total alignment, preventing the development of issues like TMJ (a jaw issue that causes serious pain), bruxism (grinding of the teeth) or damages sustained with teeth begin to meet in a totally different way.

They allow you to have a smile you are proud to display – We don’t often think of the benefits of dental bridges in terms of our self-esteem, but when you are missing a series of teeth, you may not feel all that confident about your smile. Bridges are great for creating a healthy and full smile that you won’t think twice about showing!

They allow you to eat, speak and look like before – If you lose a series of teeth, and that gap remains open, you will not be able to eat your usual diet, your way of speaking is going to change significantly, and the shape of your face will alter because of the gap left by the missing teeth.

They are flexible – Among the more contemporary benefits of dental bridges is that they can be secured using your original teeth, crowns or even dental implants. This is something you would discuss with our dentists, but you can be sure that dental bridges give you many options in addition to their benefits.

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These are but some of the key benefits when you choose dental bridges. They are also long-lasting, affordable, and easy to have made. If you have questions about restorative dentistry, or wish to discuss more about the benefits of dental bridges, give us a call at our New Lenox, IL office at 815-462-9990. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

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