If you have a missing tooth, a dental bridge might be the thing you need. Dental bridges are very natural dental appliances that are used to eliminate discomfort and fill gaps left by missing teeth. The bridge is composed of an artificial tooth or teeth held together by a crown on each side. In order for the bridge to work, the bridge is placed onto the adjacent teeth and then the artificial tooth or teeth are held in place.
A bridge is recommended for patients who have lost one or more of their teeth but have not suffered significant bone loss. The fixed bridge is made up of two or more crowns with fake teeth in between that are cemented to the teeth on either side of the gap. This bridge can only be removed by a dentist.
Bridges help to improve the appearance of your smile, maintains a proper bite-alignment and even bite-force distribution improving your ability to chew. Contact us at (919) 479-1300 and see us for your new bridge!