A dental bridge is a non-removable (fixed) restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. If you are missing one tooth or several teeth in a row, our caring dentists may recommend a dental bridge. A permanent bridge can improve your smile by restoring your oral health, function, and appearance. To place a dental bridge, Dr. Kim and Dr. Gavelis first place two dental crowns in your smile on the teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap. These crowns support and anchor the artificial replacement tooth, which is called a pontic. Dental bridges are often created from tooth-colored materials, like porcelain fused to metal, for a restoration that is natural looking and long lasting. We may suggest a dental bridge in Rockport, Massachusetts in order to:
- Restore your ability to speak, chew, and eat as normal
- Prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting in the mouth
- Alleviate stress on the bite
- Improve the shape and volume of your face
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
In most cases, your custom dental bridge can be completed in just two visits to Rockport Family Dental. We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about dental bridges and our other tooth replacement options. We are eager to improve your smile!