A dental bridge is an appliance that bridges the gap in your mouth that was created by one or more missing teeth. A normal or typical bridge consists of: two replacement teeth (one on each side of the gap) and false teeth. The teeth on the ends of the bridge are the supporting teeth called the abutments. These can be either natural teeth or dental implants. The false teeth filling the gap are called pontics and they can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of those materials.
There are many benefits to receiving a dental bridge. Some of them include the ability to restore your beautiful smile, chew and speak, resume your normal diet, maintain the shape of your face, distribute the forces in your bite properly, and prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
A dental bridge may seem like a frightening procedure, but the benefits greatly outweigh the costs. For example, a dental bridge is considered to be one of the quicker treatments for tooth replacement. A dental bridge will only take two or three visits to Lakeview Dental Care.
For all of the benefits a dental bridge can bring to your life, it is worth it to give us a call and schedule a consultation. Please feel free to ask us how we can improve your quality of life in just a few visits!