If Missing Teeth Are Affecting Your Smile, a Bridge Can Help

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Do you have missing teeth affecting your smile? If so, a fixed dental bridge can help! Dr. Michael P. Gaudio at Michael P. Gaudio, D.M.D. is pleased to offer fixed dental bridges as a valuable option for our patients in Wallingford, Connecticut, who need help with missing teeth.

Essentially, a fixed dental bridge bridges the gap left behind from missing teeth in your smile. A bridge can bring back your smile, allow you to speak and chew normally, keep teeth from shifting position, and maintain your facial features. It can also distribute the forces in your bite correctly as it replaces lost teeth.

Specifically, a fixed dental bridge helps those who have lost their pearly whites but still have plenty of jaw bone to support an implant. Our dentist typically fixes the bridge by cementing it or screwing it into the bone. Fixed bridges are typically made of porcelain fused to metal. In addition, with a fixed dental bridge your teeth emerge from the gums so you won’t have anything going over your gums or touching the palate.

Maintaining a dental bridge is not difficult; basically, if you take good care of your remaining teeth and gums by diligent daily cleaning and bi-annual professional cleanings and exams, your fixed dental bridge can last longer than ten years. And finally, eating a healthy diet and maintaining good oral habits go a long way to making sure your smile can support your fixed bridge and vice versa.

If you would like to know more, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Michael P. Gaudio, by calling 203-265-3355 today. Our Michael P. Gaudio, D.M.D. team in Wallingford, Connecticut is happy to schedule a visit or answer any questions or concerns you have!