If you have lost one or more teeth, our dentist may recommend a dental bridge. A bridge is a fixed (non-removable) restoration used to replace a single missing tooth or a couple of teeth that are missing in a row. In general, a bridge can be used to replace up to three teeth in a row. A traditional dental bridge, which is the most common type of bridge, is made up of a prosthetic tooth, called a pontic, and two dental crowns. The crowns are placed on the natural teeth next to the gap left by the missing teeth; these dental crowns hold the pontic in place and ensure that your restoration is stable. Your dental bridge in Sylva, North Carolina, will be created from molds and impressions of your teeth to ensure it fits comfortably and aesthetically, and we offer porcelain bridges as well for a natural-looking restoration.
Dr. Laurin Cardwell may recommend a bridge to improve your smile by:
- Alleviating uneven, excessive strain on the bite
- Preventing the remaining teeth from moving out of position
- Improving your ability to normally speak, chew, and eat
- Restoring the natural shape and volume of your face
- Enhancing the beauty of your smile
To learn more about the benefits of dental bridges, we invite you to call or visit us today at Cardwell Family Dentistry. We are excited to restore your smile!