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A dental bridge can be used to conceal or cover voids left behind by missing teeth. If left unchecked, the void can harbor dangerous bacteria and cause the gums to loosen their hold on neighboring teeth, causing them to slide and move. Dental bridges are held in place by connecting to other teeth or implants in your mouth. To fill out your smile with the help of a dental bridge, here are some benefits to consider:

— If you have a missing or lost tooth, dental bridges can help avoid drifting or tooth movements caused by neighboring teeth freely moving due to the extra space around the gums.

— Dental bridges can fix your eating and speaking habits more so than with missing teeth or in many cases, even removable dentures.

— Dental bridges can help relieve and prevent misalignments and malocclusions of your jaw and bite line that could transpire due to missing teeth.

— The appearance of your jaw with missing teeth may appear to be sunken in and aged, but it can be reversed with dental bridges.

— With appropriate care and the avoidance of any oral accidents, dental bridges can last anywhere from ten years to an entire lifetime.

If you would like to learn more about dental bridges or want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mauricio Martinez and the rest of our team at Gulf Coast Smiles, call us at 239.549.0001. Our dental office is conveniently located in Cape Coral, Florida. The smile of your dreams is only a visit away!