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If you lost a tooth playing sports or in some other accident or have had to have an extraction, you’ve probably noticed the effects of the tooth’s absence. The fact of the matter is that you need a replacement as quickly as possible. Not only that, but you want that replacement to be easy but first-rate. Dental implant surgery seems too invasive and a removable tooth may not feel right in your mouth. A perfect medium would be a dental bridge.

A dental bridge may not be large enough to help you cross over water, but it’s rather ideal for bridging the gap in your mouth. This apparatus is composed of two crowns bordering the gap and an artificial tooth called a pontic to fit over the breach.

Dental bridges will mend the appearance of your smile, your ability to chew competently or speak clearly, will help maintain the shape of your face, allocate the forces of your bite suitably and prevent other teeth from shifting out of place. They can last anywhere from five to ten years or even longer with first-class oral care. You can care for your bridge equivalently  to the way that you care for your natural teeth – by brushing twice a day and flossing every evening.

If you’d like a dental bridge in Westborough, Massachusetts, simply phone GhalyDental at 508-366-1911 for an appointment with Dr. George Ghaly.