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Dental Bridges: 3 Ways They Restore Your Smile

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Are you tired of knowing there’s this gap in your smile left by a missing tooth? Not sure how to replace that lost tooth? Call Tulip Tree Dental Care today at 574-208-5668 and schedule an appointment for a dental bridge. This non-surgical restorative dentistry treatment replacing missing teeth. With Dr. Hurcomb’s extensive training, you can soon restore your smile.

Why Missing Teeth Matter

If you think having that empty space in your smile is no big deal, think again. Missing a tooth can create several problems, including:

  • Having a harder time chewing food.
  • Your other teeth slide out of alignment without that tooth’s support.
  • Lower confidence about meeting new people or talking to groups.
  • Getting food particle stuck in that space.

Call our South Bend, IN dental office today to get closer to replacing a missing tooth with a dental bridge. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Hurcomb can have training and education not available to every dentist. She can give you back the full power of your bite with a dental bridge procedure.

What Is A Dental Bridge

Dental bridges are restorative dentistry treatments. That means they restore your smile to how it should be. In this case, they replace missing teeth without needing surgery.

There are two types of dental bridges available at our South Bend, IN dental office: fixed and implant-supported.

Fixed bridges replace one tooth at a time. A beautiful replacement tooth is made for your smile in particular. A dental crown is placed atop both teeth next to the gap. Then the replacement is bonded to those crowns. This holds the replacement firmly in place.

Implant-supported bridges replace several teeth in a row that were lost. You still get beautiful replacement teeth, which are bonded together. Then a dental implant is surgically placed in your jawbone. The replacement teeth are connected to this implant.

3 Ways Dental Bridges Help Your Smile

1. Dental bridges can improve your self-esteem because you look better.

Having a gap-toothed smile can be very embarrassing. That dark space really stands out. It’s hard not to notice, which is why it can be so embarrassing. Just knowing that can decrease your self-esteem. In other words, it’s hard to feel good when you know your smile doesn’t look good.

Call us today at 574-208-5668 and schedule an appointment for a dental bridge. Once it’s placed, your smile can look many times better. With her years of experience, Dr. Hurcomb can help ensure the replacement tooth looks natural in your smile.

2. Dental bridges are more affordable than dental implants.

Dental implants are another way to replace missing teeth. While they have their advantages, they are more expensive than fixed bridges. Even if you need an implant-supported bridge, that restorative dentistry treatment is almost always more affordable than replacing each lost tooth with its own implant.

By calling Tulip Tree Dental Care today, you can make an appointment for a dental bridge. You’ll be able to complete your smile without spending as much. Dr. Hurcomb will give your smile a thorough exam and help you see how a dental bridge will help more affordably.

3. Fixed bridges do not require oral surgery to replace a tooth.

Part of the reason why dental implant procedures are more affordable is because they do not need oral surgery to work. Dr. Hurcomb uses her advanced training to carefully place dental crowns on the neighboring teeth. Then she bonds the replacement tooth in place. By avoiding surgery, you spend less time healing and more time enjoying a complete smile.

Implant-supported bridges require surgery, but because you’re replacing several teeth at once, you’ll still have less time needed to heal.

Call us TODAY at 574-208-5668 or make an appointment online for dental bridges. Fixed bridges and implant-supported bridges are the more affordable way to complete your smile with natural-looking replacement teeth. With Dr. Hurcomb’s mix of training and experience, you can get your complete smile soon.

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