Have you lost one or more teeth? Would you like to replace your tooth with a strong, stable restoration? If so, Britt Dental Center may recommend a dental bridge for your smile. A bridge is one of the restorations we offer at our dental office to replace missing teeth.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. Bridges can restore your smile as well as your ability to properly chew and speak, distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth, and prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
A dental bridge can provide several benefits to your smile. Our dentist may suggest a bridge to:
- Restore your ability to properly chew, eat, and speak
- Improve the volume and shape of your face
- Enhance the appearance of your smile
- Prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place
- Relieve excessive stress on the other teeth
Your dental bridge will be custom designed and created to fit your smile aesthetically and comfortably. To learn more about bridges and our other tooth replacement options, we welcome you to call or visit us soon.