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If a severe oral problem such as gum disease, tooth decay, or oral injury has caused you to have one or more missing teeth, you could be a candidate for a dental bridge, which is an artificial tooth or teeth between two dental crowns that anchor the appliance on each side of the gap. If you are considering receiving a dental bridge, our dentist and team can provide you with further information about the services it can perform.

What are the benefits of dental bridges?
Functions performed by a dental bridge include:

– Restoring your ability to speak and chew
– Enhancing the appearance of your smile
– Maintaining facial structure and appearance
– Prevent the other teeth from drifting into the gap
– Redistributing your bite force

Will it be harder to eat with a dental bridge?
A dental bridge should make biting and chewing easier once your smile has time to adjust. In the meantime, you should stick to soft foods cut in small pieces.

What care does my dental bridge need?
Your dental bridge should be treated as a normal tooth, which means you should continue to brush morning and night, floss every day, and visit the dentist every six months.

To learn if you would benefit from a dental bridge in Augusta, Georgia, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tyjuan Williams by contacting Tyjuan Williams DMD at 706-868-4200 today. We encourage you to not delay replacing your missing teeth.