Dental bridges are made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of one or more missing teeth. The bridge unit literally bridges the gap created by the space by anchoring to the supporting teeth with a false tooth suspended over the space. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or dental implants.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. There are options to help restore your smile.
Bridges help maintain the shape of your face and alleviate the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been.
The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Once fabricated, the appliance is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.
To learn more about dental bridges, please contact Medical Arts Dentistry or call (912) 355-0605 today for a consultation. Dr. Carla Roher serves patients in and around Richmond Hill and other communities near Georgia.