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Benefits of Dental Bridges

Benefits of Dental Bridges

If you have a missing tooth, or a few in sequence, you are probably having trouble chewing, and you are also worried about your appearance. You could consider having dental implants, but the reality is that implants are expensive and not generally covered by dental insurers. Most insurers will cover at least part of the cost of other restorative dentistry procedures, so consider the benefits of dental bridges. A dental bridge is simply a prosthetic tooth, or series of teeth, that are anchored in place by remaining teeth and close up the gaps caused by the missing ones.

There are many benefits to dental bridges. First of all, almost anyone is a good candidate. As long as your adjacent teeth are healthy and do not have deep fillings, you can probably have a dental bridge made.

The Procedure

To fit you for a bridge, your dentist will anesthetize your mouth, shave off some of your tooth enamel, and then take an impression that is used to make your bridge. Once it is made, it is anchored in place using a special cement, and you have your smile back.

The Benefits

The benefits of dental bridges are many. First of all, they look completely natural, since they are colored and shaped to match your adjacent teeth. A dental bridge is also far less expensive than dental implants, and it will last a very long time assuming that you practice good oral hygiene – in other words, make sure that you continue to brush and floss regularly, and see Dr. Maniscalco for regular examinations and cleanings.

Because your dental bridge is fixed in place, you will never have to worry about it slipping or falling out. In this regard, the benefits of dental bridges actually equal those of implants, and the procedure is less invasive than implant surgery, which can require a significant recovery time.

Dental bridges also have an advantage over dentures, in that you can bite down and chew harder without worrying about causing harm.

Another of the benefits of dental bridges is that they prevent your remaining teeth from moving toward the empty spaces left by missing teeth, so you do not have to worry about developing a misaligned bite.

Contact Us

At, we would be happy to meet with you to talk about the benefits of dental bridges and arrange treatment. You can call us at 205-967-9100, or request a consultation by filling out the form on our Contact Us page. We are located at 3419 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243. We look forward to seeing you.

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3419 Colonnade Pkwy, Ste 700
Birmingham, AL 35243

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Michael Maniscalco

Michael Maniscalco DMD, MAGD PC was established to offer quality cosmetic dentistry services in the Birmingham, AL area. Dr. Maniscalco has a verity of credentials, and the experience to show for it. Along with extensive training and continuing education, our doctor employs the latest technologies and procedures to make sure we stay ahead of the curve. From patients needing cosmetic dentistry to sleep apnea, we treat each patient with respect and care, striving to create an atmosphere of assurance and trust, while you have the peace of mind that your smile and comfort is being handled by the best in dentistry. Compassion for our patients and the level of personalized services is unrivaled, and it shows in the work we do. Learn more about Dr. Maniscalco.

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