Dental Bridges Service

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges are custom made dental appliances that span the space of one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges look completely natural and restore the proper bite relationship between your upper and lower teeth.

Also known as a fixed partial denture, bridges are artificial teeth, attached and anchored to adjacent or neighboring—abutment—teeth using crowns so they do not shift or loosen. They can be made with a variety of materials, including gold, alloys, porcelain, or even a mixture of these materials. They also come in two forms: fixed and removable.

Bridges are attached to a naturally existing tooth. Its success depends on the foundation and stability of your existing tissues. Fixed bridges can only be removed by a dentist. Removable dentures are not attached to the jawbone and therefore can be removed to be cleaned as recommended by your dentist.

Benefits of Bridges

  • Restores your smile – Bridges help create an improved smile by filling spaces that are missing teeth. In addition, the bridge is customized to fit your bite and smile by matching your natural teeth in both shade and shape.
  • Improves function – Bridges restore your ability to bite, eat, and speak normally.
  • Preserves facial structure – Your facial structure begins to sag without teeth to support it. Bridges replace missing teeth, preventing this from happening.
  • Prevents surrounding teeth from shifting – Over time, adjacent teeth will begin to shift into the area that is missing a tooth. Bridges prevent these teeth from shifting out of position by keeping them aligned.

Bridges are a suitable alternative to replace missing teeth. Schedule an appointment with us today to determine if bridges are the right option for you.