DENTAL BRIDGES

 

What is a dental bridge?

If you have missing teeth, your dentist can close — or bridge — the gaps in your smile with dental bridges. A dental bridge is a ‘false tooth’ that is held in place by the abutment/adjacent teeth on either side of the gap. Although bridges can be made from a variety of materials such as gold, typically they’re made from porcelain to aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth

Why do I need a dental bridge?

When you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, it can affect you in a number of ways. A dental bridge can address those changes, including:

  • restoring your smile
  • restoring the ability to properly chew
  • restoring your speech and pronunciation
  • maintaining the shape of your face
  • re-adjusting your bite to properly distribute the force when you chew
  • preventing your remaining teeth from moving out of the correct position