• Bridges

    What is a dental bridge?
    If you have missing teeth, your dentist can close — or bridge — the gaps in your smile with dental bridges. A dental bridge is a false tooth (called a pontic) that is held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. Although pontics can be made from a variety of materials such as gold, typically they’re made from porcelain to aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth.

    Why do I need a dental bridge?
    When you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, it can affect you in a number of ways. A dental bridge can address those changes, including:

    • restoring your smile
    • restoring the ability to properly chew
    • restoring your speech and pronunciation
    • maintaining the shape of your face
    • re-adjusting your bite to properly distribute the force when you chew
    • preventing your remaining teeth from moving out of the correct position.

    What are the advantages of dental bridges?
    • Dental bridges are usually small, lightweight, providing excellent chewing comfort
    • They correct and re-distribute the normal bite force, compromised by your missing teeth
    • Getting used to your new dental bridge is usually easy and comfortable
    • Helps maintain the shape of your face
    • Controls shifting and moving of adjoining teeth
    • Enhances your natural speaking and eating ability
    • Only 2 – 3 appointments are needed to complete your bridge restoration
    • The longevity factor and general prognosis is good, if your hygiene and home care is maintained at a heightened level

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