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Do you have any missing teeth? If so, do you wonder what restoration could be best for your smile? If you are missing a few consecutive teeth, a dental bridge or dentures could be the best option for you. Do you know what the difference between these two restoration options are? One significant difference is that dentures can replace entire arcs of teeth, while most dentist won’t use a bridge if more than three teeth are missing. Similarly, dentures can be removed while bridges are permanent, fixed restorations. We recommend speaking with Dr. Henry Danziger for specific advice.

Still, a bridge could be your best option. Typically, bridges are made from metal and other materials that are shaped to match the color, tone, and shape of your smile. Even better, once your bridge has been placed, you’ll be able to chew, eat, and speak comfortably once again. Another benefit of a dental bridge is that you won’t have to make any extra effort to care for them. However, please don’t misunderstand: you’ll still have to care for your smile, but your normal routine—brushing for two minutes a day, flossing daily, and visiting a dentist every six months—is enough.

Finally, if you are missing teeth, we recommend getting a restoration as soon as possible. If you don’t, it will be more difficult to keep your smile as clean as it could be, which could lead to gum disease, bad breath, and potentially, shifting teeth.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at us at 203.729.0563. We’re excited to hear from you soon.