What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are designed to replace a missing tooth and to stabilize the teeth on either side of the gap. There are few types of bridges available, but in most cases, bridges consist of a fake tooth (known as a pontic) supported by one or more neighboring teeth. Unlike a dental implant, a tooth replaced by a bridge is not directly rooted in your jaw but is instead attached to nearby teeth.

Getting a dental bridge is more involved than your average checkup. If you’ve got a dental crown in the past, getting a bridge will be a pretty similar experience for you. It will take more than one appointment to prepare your teeth and place the bridge. Any needed dental work must happen beforehand if you need dental work done on the supporting teeth, such as a filling or root canal.

Our experienced dental team is ready to show you how a dental bridge works and how it can help you. There are several advantages to getting a dental bridge such as, improving your bite and ability to eat, protecting the surrounding teeth from damage, making cleaning your teeth easier and more efficient, and restoring your entire smile. If you think a dental bridge is right for you, contact our office today.