Probably when you were younger, you did not think all that much about tooth loss. You were young, you were immortal, and your teeth were going to last forever, right? As you got older, you began to reconsider that point of view. Maybe you lost a tooth to decay. Or you lost several teeth. And then you started to wonder, what am I going to do about this? If you are at that point, then obviously, you do not want to live with an unsightly smile. Your dentist has also likely warned you about the likelihood of your remaining teeth crowding in, in an effort to fill the missing spaces, and told you that this is going to adversely affect your bite. So what are you going to do? You have to think about ways to replace those missing teeth, so consider the benefits of porcelain fixed bridges.
There are many benefits to porcelain fixed bridges. First of all, they will give you your smile back. Second, they can prevent your face from sagging, which is a common effect of missing teeth. They can also restore your bite to the way that it used to be – if you are missing teeth on one side, for example, you are going to chew only on the side where teeth are not missing, and over time, this is going to result in a very bad bite and could even lead to TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder).
Additionally, when you lose your teeth you may begin to lisp or experience other problems with speech. Another benefit is that porcelain fixed bridges will restore your mouth to the way it used to be, and you will have no trouble speaking.
Porcelain bridges also look completely natural. They are created with one purpose in mind – to replace the teeth that you have lost, and to do it in such a way that no one who looks at you will have any idea that you are wearing a dental prosthetic. If you asked most people who have bridges, they would probably tell you that one of the best benefits of porcelain fixed bridges is that they completely restore your appearance. If you want to, you can tell people what a great dentist you have, and how you got your smile back, but you don’t have to. It’s up to you.
To learn more about the benefits of porcelain fixed bridges, call Dr. Harold Krinksky in Sauganash, IL at 773-685-9666. When you visit us at 4801 W Peterson Avenue, Dr. Krinksky will do an assessment, and help you to decide if a porcelain fixed bridge is right for you. Contact us today!