Missing teeth can have a dramatic effect on a person’s self-esteem. Regardless of whether teeth have been lost to disease, decay, or trauma, it can leave you feeling embarrassed about your smile. Finding an affordable way to restore your smile is crucial to regaining your confidence.
Dental bridges offer many patients a way to restore functionality and improve the appearance of their mouth without breaking the bank. They are typically less expensive than dental implants, they help fill in the gaps, and also support the structure of the face. If you are missing one or more teeth, bridges can be a great option.
Many patients express concern about bridges looking or feeling unnatural. With a skilled dentist such as Dr. Vines, you can rest assured that your dental bridge will look and feel much like natural teeth. There is an adjustment period with any dental prosthetic. During this transition it may feel awkward to perform daily activities like eating and speaking, but that will disappear quickly, and you’ll be left with a beautiful and fully functional smile.
The most important aspect of ensuring the success of your bridge is a proper fit. Dr. Vines will work with you to make sure it fits well and matches with the opposing teeth properly. It is imperative that you let him know if you feel any pain. Taking proper care of a dental bridge is a vital part of ensuring it works correctly and lasts a long time. Make sure to clean it daily as you would natural teeth. with the added step of flossing under the bridge with a flossing aid.
Dr. Vine’s mission is to help his patients achieve and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles. If you live in the Redlands area, call us today for consultation.