Missing teeth can impact your confidence, your speech, and even your ability to eat comfortably. Dental bridges are a common and effective solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring the health and appearance of your smile.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that spans the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are anchored to the surrounding healthy teeth or dental implants and provide support for the artificial teeth, which are known as pontics. Bridges are made of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys, and are designed to match the color of your natural teeth.
Your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to determine if a dental bridge is the right solution for you. If a bridge is appropriate, your dentist will prepare the surrounding teeth for crowns or take impressions of your teeth to create a custom-fit bridge. In a follow-up visit, your dentist will place the bridge, adjust it for a comfortable fit, and ensure it’s properly secured.
Don’t let missing teeth impact your confidence or your oral health. Talk to your dentist today about dental bridges and how they can help you restore your smile. With the right care, a dental bridge can last for many years, helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.