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3 Reasons Why a Dental Bridge Might Be the Right Way to Repair Your Smile

January 28, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Travis Buxton
Dental Bridges | Bangor ME Cosmetic Dentist

Living with a missing tooth presents daily challenges. This becomes compounded when you have multiple missing teeth. Chewing the foods you would normally enjoy becomes difficult, and you may not feel confident about smiling or talking with others because of your missing teeth.

The good news is that modern dentistry offers excellent solutions for replacing missing teeth and restoring smiles. Here are some reasons why a dental bridge might be the right solution for you.

A Dental Bridge is Less Invasive

 A bridge is capable of replacing one or multiple adjacent missing teeth without surgery, unlike dental implants. Your new smile will be completed much more quickly, as a bridge can typically be completed in a matter of weeks over the course of two to three appointments rather than waiting the four to six months it requires to complete a dental implant.

A Bridge Works Even If You Are Not a Candidate for Dental Implants

Dental implants require enough healthy bone structure in order to have proper support. Many patients who have suffered significant bone loss due to periodontal disease or other issues may have been told in the past that they are not candidates for dental implants. A dental bridge is still an option even if you suffer from significant bone loss.

A Bridge is Less Expensive

For most patients, cost is a consideration when it comes to their dental care. A bridge can be a more affordable option for restoring your missing tooth, making this type of treatment accessible to more patients.

If you would like to learn more about how a dental bridge in Bangor, ME could benefit you, contact Maine Family Dental Practice. We're happy to schedule a consultation with Dr. Buxton where he can discuss all of your options for restoring your smile with you.

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