For patients who are missing one or multiple teeth, dental bridges are an easy and convenient way to restore your smile. Leaving an empty gap can lead to various issues, including the shifting of your surrounding teeth. With a dental bridge, you will regain your complete oral function and maintain proper oral health.
If you’re wondering how the dental bridge got its name, it’s because it quite literally bridges the gap between your natural teeth or previously placed dental implants. If you have one or two missing teeth, we will place dental crowns over the surrounding teeth, which will act as an anchor for your new artificial tooth.
The teeth that serve as anchors can also be crowns attached to dental implants or a combination of an implant and a natural tooth.
Dental bridges are a great alternative to dental implants if you want to avoid oral surgery or your jawbone is not strong enough to support the implants. Each patient is unique, so we will go over every option with you during your consultation.
Missing teeth should be taken care of as soon as possible to avoid other unnecessary oral health and cosmetic issues. Whether you need crowns, implants, dentures, or bridges, the expert team at Barker Dentistry & Implant Center is here to make your smile whole again. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!