Missing teeth can change the look of your smile and affect your overall oral health. As part of our cosmetic dental treatments at the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we can help you restore your beautiful smile and keep it healthy with dental bridges. If you hide your smile due to a missing tooth or just want to protect your oral health, come see us and learn more about how a dental bridge can improve your smile.
Whether you lost a front tooth due to an accident or disease, it can be embarrassing when you smile. But more importantly, it also changes the structure of your mouth. The open space where your tooth once was can invite movement from surrounding teeth. They can begin to shift into the empty space, making your teeth crooked and misaligned. This can lead to oral health issues. Misalignment can make teeth more difficult to clean, leaving you at risk for decay and gum disease.
Fix Your Smile with a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge can fix two problems at once. It gives you back your complete smile, so you feel confident again in social situations and show everyone your beautiful smile. It also can prevent shifting of your other teeth to protect your oral health.
A dental bridge uses your existing teeth to support an artificial tooth called a pontic. This tooth is secured to metal bridgework that is attached to dental crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. Once in place, a dental bridge replacing one missing tooth will have a white crown, a pontic, then another dental crown. They will be fixed in place and look natural. For many, it improves their smile and gives them back the function of a natural tooth.
Get back your beautiful smile with dental restorations like dental bridges at the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry. We also offer dental implants and dentures for replacing missing teeth. Contact us today for your smile restoration consultation.