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Did you know that missing a tooth could actually be a serious problem? In fact, if you’re missing a tooth, your other teeth could shift, and you could even have to cope with bad breath. Luckily, there are several options you can consider for replacing missing tooth. A dental bridge is one of the options you should consider.

As you may know, bridges are a popular option because they’re made to look and feel like your natural teeth. In other words, once your bridge is placed, you’ll be able to speak and chew more comfortably.

However, please note that not everyone is a great candidate for bridges. You see, we usually recommend bridges for patients who are missing no more than three consecutive teeth. Furthermore, if your smile isn’t as healthy as it could be, you may need to consider another restoration. This is because bridges often use your natural teeth as anchors. If your teeth or your gums aren’t healthy enough, this may not be a viable option. To make matters worse, you may not realize you have issues like gum disease or tooth decay, which may need to be addressed before a bridge can be placed.

Fortunately, if you keep your bridge clean, you should enjoy its benefits for ten or more years. If you’re interested in learning more about a bridge in Kennewick, Washington, we invite you to give Quail Ridge Dental a call at 509-396-6950. Our dentist, Dr. Turrell Beck, and our team look forward to hearing from you.