A dental bridge is a way to replace missing teeth by using a permanent dental appliance. Dr. Thomas will discuss which option is best for you to help you achieve your smile goals.
A dental bridge used to be the most popular option before the advent of dental implants. Nonetheless some patients simply can’t have an implant, and consequently a fixed bridge is the best option. It is made of porcelain fused to metal or can be completely metal free. This option can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth. The dental bridge consists of two dental crowns that go over two anchor teeth and are affixed to artificial teeth to fill the gap of the missing teeth.
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years; however, they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear or decay on one of the anchor teeth.
Reasons to have bridge:
- Fill space of missing teeth.
- Maintain facial shape.
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
- Restore chewing and speaking ability.
- Restore your smile.
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture