Posted November 22, 2016.

Do you have missing teeth but are unsure of your options to fill in the missing gap? Did you know that dental bridges and dentures both offer artificial solutions that can mimic your natural teeth and give you back your charming smile? Both options provide reliable service solutions to missing teeth.

Gaps left behind by missing teeth can cause all sorts of oral health problems. The gaps can make talking difficult, chewing food a hassle, become homes for hard to clean bacteria, cause misalignment issues and slippage in the nearby natural teeth, and even make your facial structure sink in. The sooner you find a tooth replacement, the happier your mouth and smile can be.

Listed below are some advantages of bridges and dentures:

Advantages of Bridges:

– Bridges can greatly improve your smile’s aesthetics.

– Bridges are permanent fixtures in your mouth that can vastly improve your speech and chewing abilities compared to missing teeth and even more so than dentures. They are not removable like dentures, which can tend to have the problem of falling out.

– Bridges can prevent teeth from moving along the jawline where missing teeth once were. Bridges also can prevent further misalignments caused by missing teeth.

Advantages of Dentures:

– Dentures can greatly improve your smile’s aesthetics.

– Dentures are removable fixtures that can improve your speech and chewing abilities compared to missing teeth. Since they are removable, they do not need to attach to other natural teeth as dental bridges do.

– Dentures can prevent teeth from moving along the jawline where missing teeth once were. Dentures also can prevent further misalignments caused by missing teeth.

The choice between fixed or removable dental prostheses does not have to be made alone. Our dentist at EccoDental is here to help. To schedule an appointment with Dr. German G. Jaquez in Glendora, California, we invite you to reach out by calling 626-771-0064 today. We look forward to helping you achieve the confident smile you deserve!