Dental patients now have a great luxury of choice when it comes to some of the familiar dental practices which are the staple of dental surgeries. This is the case with tooth loss as dental scientists have developed a number of different solutions in order to effectively replace teeth which are missing. Read on to find out about one of them, dental bridges, and then you can decide whether it is the right option for you.
Most people will never have to worry about losing their teeth but it can happen as a result of poor dental hygiene, a bad accident which has affected the mouth, or because of old age. If you are unlucky enough to lose a tooth or teeth, you will know how important it is to get it or them replaced with something that can replicate the functions of teeth. Even if you have only lost a single tooth, you will probably find that you can still eat, drink and talk as normal but the teeth surrounding the gap can start to shift into the vacant space and it might affect your appearance and self confidence.
Dental bridges are a relatively simple solution to tooth loss in that they involve attaching a false tooth to the surrounding teeth. This means that there is no invasive surgery and can be inexpensive compared to some other methods. Different types of bridge work are used in different circumstances, for example if the tooth is at the front of the mouth or, for whatever reason, the false tooth can only be attached on one side to one tooth. You should make an appointment with your Swindon dentist if you have lost a tooth or teeth and need to find out about the options available to you.