For patients missing one or more teeth dentures are not the ideal solution. Fortunately, restoring the function and appearance of your smile is possible with a fixed bridge, a set of prosthetic teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth.
To create a bridge, our dental team first takes a bite impression so prosthetic teeth can be created. We then place crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap to support the bridge and cement it in place. Fixed bridges are affordable and long lasting. Not only do they improve your ability to chew, but they prevent jaw joint problems, drifting teeth, gum disease, and other conditions caused by missing teeth. Fixed bridges are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, so you can regain a beautiful smile.
Who Should Consider a Dental Bridge?
Any patient that has experienced tooth loss may be a candidate for a dental bridge. With the exception of a patient who has lost all or most of their teeth, a dental bridge can be used to restore your smile and “bridge” the gap between teeth that can be unsightly and lead to additional oral health problems. A dental bridge is also recommended because it can restore your ability to chew and speak properly, maintain the shape of your face, as well as prevent your healthy teeth from drifting out of position.
Fixed Dental Bridges
Excellence in Dentistry utilizes fixed dental bridges to provide optimal restorations for our patients with missing teeth. As these types of bridges are affixed by dental crowns, they offer the benefit of strength as well as aesthetics and function.
Dental Bridge Alternatives
For patients who want an alternative to the dental bridge we also offer dental implants. Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone and are the most permanent solution to tooth loss. Once an implant is placed a few months later, a dental crown will be placed on it that resembles your natural teeth in color, fit, appearance and function. To learn more about the tooth replacement options we offer contact us today to schedule your appointment.