If you are missing a tooth, your dentist has several options for restoring your smile. One option available to you is a restoration known as a dental bridge. Dental bridges can help you regain functionality while also improving the overall appearance of your smile.
What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a dental restoration that provides a lifelike replacement for a missing tooth. Your dentist will custom design your dental bridge to fit your needs, filling in the gap for easier chewing and an improved bite. Your dentist will first treat the teeth on either side of the missing tooth, preparing them like they are about to receive a dental crown. The dental bridge will then be placed over these teeth, filling the gap caused by your missing tooth.
With proper care, dental bridges can last for many years after placement. Your dentist will walk through proper cleaning of a dental bridge, including cleaning between the bridge and gums. If you are missing teeth and would like to see if dental bridges are the best option for you, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation.