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Do you know what the benefits and uses of a dental bridge are? Dental bridges are highly effective tooth replacement procedures that are held in place by linking artificial teeth directly to teeth that are still in your mouth to complete your smile.

Dental bridges are used to help fill in the gaps left behind by incomplete dental profiles. If these gaps are left alone, they can become safe zones for bacteria and food residue to hide. They can also be sources of infection and even contribute to the wearing down of your gums. If your gums begin to weaken and loosen, it will destabilize them causing other nearby teeth to move and rotate out of their natural positions. Dental bridges help you keep your facial structure intact and your gums robust.

Dental bridges are also an excellent alternative for patients who lack the jawbone strength for dental implants. Whereas dental implants are directly drilled into the bone, dental bridges are merely linked to other teeth, including if necessary, other dental implants. Dental bridges are permanent fixtures that can be easily fixed and replaced if necessary.

To learn more about which replacement service you would prefer for treating your smile, contact North Mesquite Dental at 972-686-6477. Come visit Dr. Tina Foss and our team at our dentist office in Mesquite, Texas by booking an appointment at your earliest convenience. Let us help you find your healthy smile.