What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are affixed to existing teeth to repair or strengthen a tooth. While crowns are fixed onto teeth for either restorative or cosmetic purposes, dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth.
The Structure of a Dental Bridge
Bridges are made up of two parts: a replacement tooth or teeth, and abutments that support the prosthetic tooth. The abutments are usually comprised of dental crowns that are placed on either side of the teeth that neighbor the gap being replaced by the prosthetic tooth. Even though the procedure may sound complicated when reading about it, it can be completed in one or two appointments versus the alternate treatment of a dental implant which can often take months of treatment.
Deciding What’s Best for Your Smile
When it comes to making the best choice for your smile, our team is ready to answer all of your questions and provide a customized treatment plan that works best for your timeline and budget. Why not make an appointment today to learn more about tooth replacement options so you can make the best choice for your smile makeover?