If you have lost teeth, a dental bridge can give you back your smile. Dental bridges are custom-made and restore both the contour of your bite and your smile’s natural appearance. They are semi-permanent, and they can be placed by bonding them to your existing teeth or to dental implants. Also called partial dentures, dental bridges bridge the gap created by missing teeth. Benefits of a dental bridge include:
- Restoring and supporting the natural shape of your face
- Giving you back the ability to chew and speak properly
- Restoring your smile
- Realigning your bite by replacing the missing teeth
- Maintaining alignment of your remaining natural teeth
The dental bridge is placed by first creating two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap created by missing teeth. The bridge will have a false tooth or teeth in between to replace the missing ones.
These false teeth are typically made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Once the bridge is created, we will bond it to your natural teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, the bridge is only removable by your dentist.
It’s important to keep your remaining teeth healthy, especially the ones used to support the dental bridge. With proper oral care, your natural teeth and the dental bridge can last several years. If you are missing teeth, give us a call today to discuss your options for restoring your bite and smile.