Dental Bridges And How They Work
Dental Bridges help span the space between missing teeth.
Having missing teeth or gaps between your teeth can cause more dental problems. Missing teeth can make other teeth rotate and move causing a bad bite and in some cases lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
The dental bridge is made up of two crowns attached to either side of the replacement tooth. Cemented and adhered, the two crowns act as an anchor for the pontic.
As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Our dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Why Dental Bridges Are Helpful
- Improves your overall smile
- Improves your ability to properly speak and eat.
- Helps keep and maintain the shape of your face
- Eliminates the possibilities of a bad bite caused by missing teeth.
- Keeps other teeth from moving or displacement.