5 Benefits Of A Dental Bridge

greenfieldbridgeDo you have one or more missing teeth? If so, then you know how this can hurt your confidence and make simple functions like eating difficult. In order to improve your oral health you need to replace your missing teeth. A dental bridge can accomplish this, improving the function and appearance of your smile. There are a number of benefits of a dental bridge.

Benefits of a Dental Bridge

  1. They replace your lost teeth: A dental bridge can help replace one to three lost teeth in a row. If you have multiple missing teeth scattered across the arch then the doctor may recommend a partial denture instead. The bridge allows you to eat without difficulty and can help you achieve a complete smile once again.
  2. The prosthetic looks natural: The prosthetic is designed based on impressions taken of the teeth. This ensures a comfortable fit and that the new teeth blend with your smile. The crowns and replacement teeth are made from a porcelain material, which looks like natural tooth enamel and can withstand pressures and bite forces.
  3. You can avoid misalignment: Often losing a teeth means the surrounding teeth drift, moving from their place and lading to misalignment. In addition to the changes to your appearance, misalignment can place pressure on the jaw joints, leading to TMJ disorder and bruxism, and make brushing and flossing difficult, possibly leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
  4. The prosthetic lasts for many years: On average your bridge may last between 10 and 15 years before they need adjustment or replacement, provide many years of quality tooth replacement.
  5. You can smile with confidence again: Having a whole smile can help boost your confidence. A beautiful smile is one of the first things people notice when meeting someone new.


At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.