A dental bridge can fix the gaps in your teeth, and restore your smile back to its original state! Designed to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth, this procedure is made up of a series of crowns joined together, and then attached to the surrounding teeth.
A dental bridge is a very common way of restoring the esthetics of your original smile and allowing you to speak and eat properly, as you once did before! By filling the space left by a missing tooth, a dental bridge can also help distribute the biting force within your mouth.
The procedure often takes one to two office visits. We will provide an examination and x-rays to determine if a dental bridge is the proper course of treatment. We will then prepare the teeth on either side of the space by reducing some of the tooth structure. These teeth, known as abutments, will support the bridge and must be healthy enough to do so. Then, an impression of the area will be taken, and a custom bridge will be made and bonded securely in place.