What Is a Dental Bridge from Santa Barbara Family Dentistry?
A bridge (also known as a fixed partial denture) is one way your Santa Maria dentist can replace a missing tooth. A dental bridge is a good way to maintain a stable bite and restore your beautiful smile. It can also help prevent a series of chain reactions that can be caused by losing a tooth and that are detrimental to your oral health, including:
- Shifting teeth
- Difficulty cleaning your teeth thoroughly
- Loss of jawbone density
- Difficulty chewing
- Clenching and grinding
- TMJ disorder