Dental bridges are a fixed framework that attaches artificial teeth to your existing teeth to fill in the missing holes in your smile. If you have one or more missing teeth, especially in the front, it can affect your speech and change the look of your smile. Plus, the open space invites the surrounding teeth to shift, creating crooked teeth and other dental issues. A dental bridge fills the space with a beautiful, artificial tooth called a pontic by using the surrounding teeth for support.
Replace Missing Teeth in Your Smile
In most cases, the two teeth on either side of the missing tooth are used for support in a dental bridge. The teeth are prepared to receive dental crowns that will be the anchors for the pontic. The dental crowns are connected to the bridgework which will hold the pontic in place. Once in place, the dental bridge will consist of a dental crown, a pontic and then another dental crown, all connected discreetly behind the teeth. The effect looks natural and the teeth are functional, lasting for many years when maintained with good oral hygiene and maintenance.
If you have one or more missing teeth that you want to replace, come see us at Mercy Dental. Dental bridges offer a fixed, aesthetic solution to restore your beautiful smile. We have payment options available. Contact our office today to schedule your next checkup and learn more about dental bridges to restore your smile.