What is a Dental Bridge?
A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. Your talented dentist, Dr. Clive Rosenbusch, may recommend a dental bridge to replace one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth in a row. Each dental bridge is composed of two dental crowns and one or more artificial teeth. These artificial teeth are typically called pontics. The crowns, or abutments, are attached to the natural teeth that are adjacent to the gap in order to support and anchor the artificial replacement teeth. The crowns may also be attached to dental implants in the case that natural teeth are not present. This ensures that the bridge is stable and effectively restores your smile. The restoration will provide a significant benefit no matter which type of bridge is best for you. The crowns and pontics are specially created to fit your mouth comfortably and effectively to add maximum benefit to your smile.
Dental bridges are fixed restorations, meaning that they can only be removed by your dentist. Typically, the high-quality dental bridges we provide at our office should last for as many as fifteen or more years.
Do I Need a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge might be right for your smile if you are missing one or more teeth. A bridge can restore the aesthetics and function of your smile by:
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
- Alleviating stress on the bite
- Preventing the remaining natural teeth from shifting in the mouth
- Restoring your ability to properly eat, speak, and chew
- Improving your facial volume and appearance
In Boca Raton, FL, dental bridges can typically be placed in just two easy visits to our office. To discover whether a dental bridge is what your smile needs, we invite you to call or visit us today!