What are the benefits of dental bridges?

Dental bridges (also called partial dentures) have several benefits. A dental bridge may help you chew your food easily and speak more clearly. From a cosmetic point of view, your smile may look healthier and more attractive with a bridge in place than with gaps in your teeth. A dental bridge also can help to maintain the natural shape of your face. Without a bridge, your other teeth can slowly shift out of their natural position, leading to potential future problems with your bite. Also, a dental bridge can make your bite more equal across all your teeth, helping you to distribute the force of your bite more equally when you eat.
A bridge can help to restore your smile and help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviate the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been.

Continue Learning about Dental Bridge

How can dental bridges be formed?
Dental bridges are retained on natural teeth. Implants are retained on posts fixed in the jaw bone.
More Answers
What types of dental bridges are available?
Jerry P. Gordon, DMDJerry P. Gordon, DMD
The most common dental bridge is made of porcelain that is fused to a gold and other precious metal ...
More Answers
What is the process of obtaining a dental bridge?
Jonathan B. Levine, DMDJonathan B. Levine, DMD
The dental bridge is custom made to fill in the space with a false tooth. The false tooth is then at...
More Answers
What is a dental bridge?
American Dental AssociationAmerican Dental Association
A bridge is a dental appliance that replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth. Watch as Dr. Maria...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.