Replacing Damaged or Missing Teeth
View Our GalleryA dental bridge is desgined to replace one or more missing teeth, improving the ability to speak and chew with ease, while rejuvenating the aesthetics of the smile. By creating artificial teeth that are bonded to crowns on both end, Dr. Fawcett can provide a fixed solution for missing teeth that can complete your smile and reduce the risk of future oral health problems. A non-surgical alternative to dental implants, dental bridges can provide a durbale, cost-effective method of tooth replacement, preventing the development of more serious dental issues and restoring the full function of your teeth.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
The gaps missing teeth leave behind can become much more serious than simply a cosmetic concern. Spaces in your smile can:
- Negatively impact your ability to chew
- Imbalance and weaken your bite
- Increase the risk of gum infection and tooth decay
- Cause the adjacent teeth to shift position
- Lead to a change in your facial features
With the placement of a dental bridge, these concerns can be resolved. In addition, most of our patients find their dental bridge looks and feels just like their natural teeth. The porcelain material used to make your dental bridge is customized to match the color of the adjacent teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile. For patients seeking an alternative to dental implants, a dental bridge can provide an effective restoration option.
What can I expect during the dental bridge procedure?
A dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth (or teeth) fused between two dental crowns. The crowns of the bridge are then attached to the natural teeth adjacent to the gap, giving you a securely bonded restoration that can rejuvenate the function and the aesthetics of the teeth. The dental bridge procedure is typically completed in two office visits; one visit to plan the procedure and prep the adjacent teeth, and a second visit to attach the bridge after it has been manufactured by the dental laboratory. Afterward, you can speak, chew, and smile with renewed confidence.