1800 SE 17th St STE 602, Ocala, FL 34471
1800 SE 17th St STE 602, Ocala, FL 34471
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What are dental bridges, and how do they replace missing teeth?

Dental restorations used to replace missing teeth are the best way to restore function and appearance. However, which treatment is best? Our team at Ocala Smiles in Ocala, Florida, may recommend dental bridges to replace missing teeth.

What are dental bridges?

Drs. Robert Evelyn and Wayne Harper describe dental bridges as restorations used to replace missing teeth. It is an affordable option for patients who want a more permanent restoration like a dental implant, but one that is less expensive. Dental bridges use a dental crown on each end fused with false teeth called pontics to fabricate a single-piece restoration. This is then placed over the adjacent teeth for support to hold it in place and restore the dental arch. Dental bridges replace one or several teeth in a row and can last quite some time with proper attention and routine dental visits and examinations.

Why should I choose a dental bridge for tooth replacement?

You have many options at Ocala Smiles for replacing missing teeth, so working with our dentists is the first step in choosing the one right for you. There are many advantages to dental bridges, making them a popular choice for those in and around Ocala, Florida. Some of the benefits of quality dental bridges include:

  • Improved chewing and speech. Missing teeth make it difficult to chew food properly and speak clearly. With a dental bridge, these functions can be restored, making it easier to eat and communicate.
  • Natural appearance. Dental bridges are designed to look just like one’s natural teeth, giving you a more cosmetically pleasing smile.
  • Prevents shifting of teeth. When there is a gap in the dental arch, adjacent teeth may shift to fill the space. This can lead to bite misalignment and other oral health issues. Dental bridges help prevent this by filling the gap and keeping the surrounding teeth in place.
  • Durable and long-lasting. With proper care and attention from the patient, dental bridges can last for many years. This makes them a cost-effective option for tooth replacement.

Schedule time to talk to the team at Ocala Smiles regarding your options for tooth replacement

Ocala, Florida, area patients ready to restore their smile after tooth extraction and loss are welcome to learn more about the advantages of using dental bridges for their smiles. Call 352-867-7181 to request a visit at our office, conveniently located at 1800 SE 17th Street, Suite 602, and serving patients in and around the areas of The Villages, Summerfield, Fort McCoy, Anthony, and Lady Lake, Florida.