Having a hole in your smile can affect more than just your confidence. Missing teeth can impair your speaking and eating, and cause your remaining teeth to drift, leading to gum disease, cavities, jaw disorders and lower chewing efficiency. No matter the cause of your missing teeth, we can help you fill the gaps with a dental bridge.
Dental Bridge Options
Several options are available depending on the type of teeth that remain on either side of the gap.
- Traditional dental bridges are used when you have two strong abutment teeth around the gap.
- Dental implants are used to attach a bridge if the gap is too large or if the abutment teeth are too weak to support a bridge.
- Bonded bridges are used when the front teeth are missing. The bridges are cemented to abutments so the support is invisible.
How Dental Bridges Are Made
Dental bridges are specifically made for each patient. We begin by taking an impression of the gap along with the surrounding teeth. Next, the type of bridge is chosen to meet the needs of the patient, then the abutments are shaped and any needed implants are installed. When the bridge has been manufactured, we properly cement it into place for you.
How To Maintain Dental Bridges
Just like natural teeth, your bridges will remain in place in your mouth and need to be brushed and flossed daily. Our office will show you how to clean and take care of your bridges so you can look forward to years of smiling and looking your best with a brand new smile.