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Dental bridges are a popular method of fixing imperfect smiles. While their main use is for helping fill in gaps where missing teeth are in your smile, they can also help other aspects of your oral health as well.

Read on to find out more about exactly how bridges can benefit your oral health.

What are they?

Bridges are exactly what they sound like – they bridge the gap created by a missing tooth. The bridge is what supports the replacement of the missing tooth. This is accomplished by attaching crowns to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The crowns are then used to anchor the new replacement tooth into place, essentially bridging the gap and using the stability and strength of your natural teeth to ensure that the replacement tooth doesn’t go anywhere.

What do they fix?

Obviously, bridges are one way you can deal with missing teeth. Additionally, bridges help improve your bite and overall tooth appearance. The role bridges play in improving your bite is especially important, since a misaligned bite can cause oral serious oral health issues.

If you have any sort of issues with your smile that you think bridges could fix, or you’re interested in seeing if they’re a fit for your dental problems, call us today at 970-243-2025 to schedule a consultation.