Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease, help correct some bite issues and improve your speech. Bridges require your commitment to serious oral hygiene, but will last as many as ten years or more.
We can help you decide the most appropriate treatment based on the location of the missing tooth, aesthetic considerations and cost.
To book an appointment, contact Radiant Smiles Dental Care on 93865616.