A bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease.
If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom-made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete a dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty and health of your smile.
Bridges can also be attached to implants, providing patients with the chewing ability and feel of natural teeth.
We offer our patients quality dental bridges to ensure that you no longer feel the embarrassment or discomfort of a missing tooth. There are multiple options for those needing replacement teeth and we can help you get the most beneficial care for your oral health.
We may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
- Restoring your ability to speak, eat and chew normally
- Alleviating excess stress on the bite
- Improving the shape and volume of your face
- Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
- Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
Call us today at (586) 574-3050 to help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss.