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If you have lost one or more permanent teeth, we can provide a dental bridge in American Fork, Utah, to close the gap between the remaining teeth. A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns on either side of a replacement tooth or teeth, with the bridge supported by the dental crowns and your natural teeth or dental implants. We offer a few advantages of dental bridges and how to care for the appliance.

Advantages of having a dental bridge include:

– Restored function and appearance for your smile

– Maintenance of the facial shape

– Ability to eat and speak properly following tooth loss

– Proper distribution of the bite to avoid oral damage

– Prevention of natural teeth drifting into the tooth gap

Because dental bridges are so durable, excellent oral hygiene habits such as routine dental cleanings and exams can allow your bridge to last 10 years or more. We encourage you to practice appropriate oral hygiene to maintain the health of your teeth, especially the surrounding teeth that support your bridge. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and visit the dentist every six months for dental cleanings and exams.

You are welcome to contact David R Blackhurst DDS at 801-756-7211 today to discuss the benefits of dental bridges with Dr. David Blackhurst.