A bridge is an aesthetically pleasing cosmetic solution to a missing tooth, but it also provides structural stability to your mouth and jaw, ensuring that you can continue to speak and eat with ease. Bridges use your existing teeth as anchors to fill in the gap of a missing tooth. Your bridge will be constructed using durable materials like gold, alloys, porcelain, or metal.
You are a good candidate for a bridge if your missing tooth is surrounded by strong teeth that can act as a base for the bridge. Abutments are created using your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. A bridge is comprised of two crowns that are placed on the abutments, and a pontic–the new tooth that is replacing the missing tooth. A mold of the area is sent to a lab to create a bridge that will fit and feel as natural and as comfortable as possible.
While the lab is customizing your permanent bridge,we will fit you with a temporary bridge that will serve to protect the abutments. Schedule an appointment today to restore gaps caused by missing teeth.