Dental bridges can replace missing teeth that have been severely damaged and extracted, or have already fallen out of the mouth. Dental bridges prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place and bearing too much stress. Our customized bridges will keep your smile functional, beautiful, and healthy.
Dr. Ronda Van Horn places incredibly lifelike bridges at Island City Dentistry. Contact our office to schedule your cost-free consultation today!
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a commonly recommended treatment for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are a series of dental crowns that can restore your abilities to chew and speak without difficulty.
Why Choose Dental Bridges?
- A gap in your smile can make you feel self-conscious. A dental bridge will enhance your appearance and make you feel confident when you smile and laugh.
- Dental bridges will prevent your other teeth from moving out of alignment. With a bridge, you can maintain a straight and high-functioning smile.
- This restoration will allow you to bite and chew normally again.
- A dental bridge will correct speech problems associated with missing teeth.
Traditional Dental Bridges
A traditional bridge requires the presence of two healthy teeth, one on either side of the gap. Two crowns are placed over the healthy teeth, and the gap is filled by the prosthetic tooth or teeth. Porcelain and porcelain fused to metal are the most common materials used for traditional bridges.
Implant Supported Dental Bridges
Implant supported bridges may be a good option for patients with good jaw bone density. These bridges are supported, not by natural teeth, but by replacement tooth roots that are installed beneath the gums. The dental implants are finished with porcelain crowns or a bridge for a very natural appearance.
Remember, even if you lose a tooth that no one usually sees, your teeth will compensate. You may end up with a crooked smile or a painful bite, so it is important to replace missing teeth right away.
Are you a candidate for dental bridges? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We would love to work with you to help you restore your beautiful smile.