When you’re missing teeth it is not only embarrassing but it can also pose complications in your daily life. Without all your teeth you may have difficulty eating certain foods or even speaking clearly. While there are many options for replacing lost or broken teeth, such as dentures or dental implants, dental bridges offer a convenient tooth replacement alternative.
Indianapolis-based Dr. John R. Phelps is a prosthodontist with extensive cosmetic dental experience who works with you to determine the best course of action for restoring your smile. If you have missing teeth, some of the benefits of dental bridges include:
- Having the ability to eat normally again
- Being able to speak properly
- Reinstates the shape of your face
- Prevents other teeth from shifting
Dental implants are used to anchor into the jawbone to replace missing teeth, but many people are not candidates for implants. Those who don’t have the required density in their jawbone or who are suffering from gum disease are not well-suited for implants. Dental Bridges provide a practical option by creating caps that fit onto existing adjacent teeth and fill in the gap with a replacement tooth. And if a traditional bridge does not work for your specific condition, there are other forms of dental bridges for those with missing teeth in inconvenient spots of the mouth.
If you live in or near Indianapolis and are interested in learning more about dental bridges, contact the office of Dr. John Phelps at 317-818-9858. Dr. Phelps is committed to helping restore your smile.