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With missing teeth in your smile, it is important to find a dental restoration treatment as soon as you can. Why? Simply because missing teeth don’t just make your smile look less appealing, they can have serious consequences on the overall functionality of your smile.

So, what are dental bridges? They are a fixed (non-removable) restoration that can improve your smile health whether you are missing one tooth or several in a row. Today, Dr. Catalina Phan at Campbell Dental Care is happy to share some insight into the benefits of dental bridges for our patients in Campbell, California, who are struggling with missing teeth.

What Happens When Teeth Go Missing?

 You are at a greater risk for gum disease as well as tooth decay.

  • Your remaining teeth will shift.
  • Your bite can change.
  • Your unbalanced bite can cause temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) if your missing teeth are in the back of your mouth causing uneven pressure on your pearly whites. Your appearance suffers as the gaps stand out.
  • Your speech can be affected.

Of course, dental bridges are only one of the treatment options available for patients with missing teeth. Dental implants, partial dentures, and dental bridges can all effectively restore your smile’s function and appearance. Depending on your situation and your needs, a dental bridge might be the ideal solution for you.

With the help of a dental bridge, you can improve your smile and restore your confidence. To find out whether a dental bridge is right for you, we invite you to give our Campbell Dental Care team a call at 408-364-1122 in Campbell, California, today. We look forward to helping you create the healthy smile you deserve!