What is a bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) restoration used to replace missing teeth. This type of restoration can be used to replace either a single missing tooth or a couple of missing teeth in a row. There are several types of dental bridges available, and our dentists will recommend the one best for your smile based on your individual needs and preferences. The most commonly used type of bridge is known as a traditional dental bridge. A traditional bridge is made up of two dental crowns and a prosthetic tooth, called a pontic. We place the crowns on the natural teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing teeth. These crowns hold the pontic in place to replace the missing tooth. Because it is a fixed restoration, the bridge will not shift or come loose in your smile.
Do I need a bridge?
If you have lost one tooth or a few teeth in a row, we may suggest a dental bridge as an effective restoration for your smile. Drs. Farber and Farber may recommend a dental bridge in Dearborn, Michigan, to:
- Restore your ability to chew, speak, and eat properly
- Prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of position
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
- Relieve excess stress on the bite
We encourage you to contact us today at Dearborn West Dental for more information about bridges and our other tooth replacement options. We are eager to return your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty.