For as long as human beings have been on the earth they have lost teeth and as long as human beings have lost teeth they have sought to replace them. Admittedly, far fewer teeth are lost in the modern era as general health and medical standards have improved but accidents can still happen and unexpected gum disease can rob people of one or more of their teeth. Early, ingenious attempts involved using the teeth of animals or bits of flint.
We have come a long way since then and now there is a variety of ways to replace your lost teeth and achieve full functionality in the mouth. From affordable dentures to the permanent and stable solution of dental implants, patients are faced with a choice if they need a tooth replacing.
Through all the changes that have occurred in dentistry with the improvement of dentures and the advent of dental implants, dental bridges have retained their popularity. Having a dental bridge installed essentially means that replacement tooth will be secured to the surrounding natural teeth using strong dental composite. Dental bridges have the strength and stability of dental implants without the invasive surgery.
Even if there is only one tooth which the false tooth can be secure to, dental bridges can still be effective. If you have lost a front tooth, your dentist will construct the bridge in such a way that it is conceal and you have an especially discreet finish.
More permanent than dentures and more affordable than dental implants, dental bridges are worth asking your Maldon dentist about if you have lost a tooth and want the problem rectified successfully. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.