If you are concerned about your smile due to a gap in your teeth, one or more missing teeth, or a loose tooth that will need to be extracted, you may be uncomfortable with your smile. You may even avoid social activities. This needn’t be the case as we have a treatment that is a fantastic solution to your discomfort and worries.
A dental bridge or tooth bridge can actually “bridge” the gap in your smile.
What Is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is an apparatus that looks like a tooth or a few teeth that is connected in your smile by a dental crown on each side of the tooth bridge. The dental bridge looks like your original tooth or teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
There are several benefits to having a dental bridge or tooth bridge.
- A dental bridge fills out your mouth, so it looks complete. If you have several teeth missing, your cheeks can look sunken, and your facial structure is not symmetrical or natural-looking. With a tooth bridge, your mouth looks natural, and your facial structure is as it should be.
- A dental bridge functions like regular teeth. This is important because when you have a missing tooth, sometimes you use the other side of your mouth to eat. This causes the teeth on the other side of your mouth to be overused and can get worn down. With a tooth bridge, you can use both sides of your mouth equally, so undue wear of certain teeth is less likely.
- One of the biggest benefits of getting a dental bridge or tooth bridge is that they can be installed with dental implants topped with dental crowns. This means that, if you have several teeth missing, you can have the implants placed on each side of the dental bridge. The tooth bridge doesn’t have to be as long and is very secure.
- A dental bridge is undetectable from your other teeth. We custom-make the tooth bridge and shade the teeth, so they look just like your natural teeth. Don’t shy away from those photo shoots anymore!
What Are Bridges Used For?
Fixed bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. The procedure involves making a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic (false tooth) in between.
Removable bridges sometimes cost less and are more convenient than permanent fixed structures while providing close to the same support and reliability. They are held in place with metal clasps or precision attachments.