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Dental bridges are one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures performed in America. They serve a variety of uses, and here at Vela Dental Centers Southside, Dr. Ben Vela & Allan Ng has extensive experience installing crowns and making the experience a pleasant one.

So with that in mind, let’s look at some situations in which you may need dental bridges.

Missing multiple teeth
If you’re missing more than one tooth, a bridge may be your best bet for restoration work. When you’re missing multiple teeth, the teeth on either side of the gaps will eventually try to force their way into the missing space and “fill it in.” However, that messes up your smile, bite, and has negative effects on your jawbone as well.

Don’t have the jawbone health for implants
If you need to replace missing teeth due to losing them through gum disease, you may have the jaw health necessary to get dental implants. If that’s the case, a bridge is your next best bet to help you get your smile back. A bridge is anchored to surrounding teeth, instead of your gums or jawbone, which can provide a more secure hold for people with gum and jawbone issues.

Fixing ground teeth
If you grind your teeth, a dental bridge can help replace the tops of multiple ones by connecting all the crowns and securing them to the natural, still-healthy teeth in your mouth.

Dental bridges can solve a lot of dentistry issues, but they’re not the only solution for the problems listed above. If you want more information about bridges or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call us today at 361.994.4900.