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If your smile is suffering because of missing teeth, it is important to seek a dental restoration treatment as soon as you can. This is important as missing teeth don’t just make your smile look less appealing, they can have consequences on the overall functionality of your mouth as well.

Today we would like to take a brief look at dental bridges. These fixed (non-removable) restorations can improve your oral health whether you are missing one tooth or several in a row. Dr. Kent Nuttall and associates at Nuttall Smiles are happy to share some insight into the benefits of dental bridges for our patients in Auburn, Washington, who are struggling with missing teeth.

What Happens When Teeth Go Missing?

— Your appearance suffers as the gaps stand out.
— Your speech can be affected.
— Your bite can change.
— Your unbalanced bite can cause temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) if your missing teeth are in the back of your mouth causing uneven pressure on your pearly whites.
— You are at a greater risk for gum disease as well as tooth decay.
— Your remaining teeth will shift.

A dental bridge will prevent all of the above conditions. Why choose a dental bridge to renew your smile? These fixed oral appliances fit securely into your smile. They are affixed or cemented to remaining teeth or dental implants making them permanent restorations which provide both stability and security when speaking and chewing.

While dental implants, partial dentures, and dental bridges can all effectively restore your smile’s function and appearance, depending on your situation and your needs, a dental bridge might be the ideal solution for you.

Would you like more information on how dental bridges can help you? Please give our Nuttall Smiles team a call at 253-939-0700 in Auburn, Washington, today. Dr. Kent Nuttall, Dr. Wu, and Dr. Amanda Dibble look forward to helping you restore the healthy smile you deserve!