“One of the things I’ve always been self-conscious about is the fact that I’m missing quite a few of my teeth on my lower jaw,” Stan said. “So I tend not to talk a lot, and I guess I don’t smile.” This combination lead to Stan’s granddaughter Annabelle thinking he was grumpy, an impression that “just broke my heart,” Stan said. “I don’t want to be the Grumpy Grandpa. I want to be someone she can laugh and have fun with.”
Bridges are one of the tools your Quincy dentist may use to address missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of one or more false teeth which are created to fill the gap left by missing teeth; they are anchored or supported by either your natural teeth or implants. Dental bridges can be created to have a natural look, or if preferred, made using gold or other fashionable materials.
Having your Quincy dentist put in a bridge can address the confidence issues that come with missing teeth. However, not all the benefits are cosmetic. Bridges can also make it much easier to bite and chew food correctly. Bridges can make it easier to speak more clearly: if people have been having trouble understanding what you’re trying to say, you know how frustrating that is! A bridge will help your face retain its natural shape, and having a bridge in place can help prevent your other teeth from drifting out of position.
To find out more about how a bridge can help your smile, health and happiness, talk to your Quincy dentist today. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.