When you have lost a tooth, it is important to replace it in order to maintain your happy, healthy, and beautiful smile. One of the tooth replacement options we offer at Every Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Chandler is a dental bridge.
A bridge is a dental restoration that can be used to replace either one missing tooth or a few missing teeth in a row. A traditional dental bridge is comprised of an artificial replacement tooth, called a pontic, and two dental crowns.
The crowns are attached to the dental implants or natural teeth next to the gap in order to support the pontic and hold it in place. Your dental bridge is custom made to fit your smile aesthetically and comfortably. Because the bridge is anchored in your mouth through the use of dental crowns, it is non-removable and will not easily come loose or shift out of place.
When in place, a dental bridge can greatly improve the function, appearance, and health of your smile. Dr. Lee and Dr. Proctor may suggest a bridge to:
- Prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
- Alleviate stress on the bite
- Restore your ability to properly chew, speak, and eat
- Improve the shape and volume of your face
We invite you to call or visit us today to learn more about bridges and to set up your visit with our skilled dentists.