Does the open space between your teeth prevent you from smiling or conversing with colleagues, friends, and new acquaintances? Do you avoid speaking, eating, or smiling as a result of tooth loss? For many patients who experience the loss of one or more teeth, a dental bridge may be the optimal solution.
What to Expect From Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is a dental prosthesis that completes a smile missing a single tooth or multiple teeth (if the multiple teeth are in a row). On either end of the replacement teeth, or pontics, of a bridge is a custom made crown that will fit over one of the teeth bordering the gap in your smile. As the name suggests, the bridge spans the gap, allowing the pressure of your bite to traverse your entire dental ridge instead of being completely absorbed by the teeth that remain.