Bridges are dental restorations that we recommend for helping patients smile with pride. Contact Huebner Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics to learn more about the benefits of this and our full range of services.
Missing teeth leave wide gaps that look unappealing. In addition, chewing surface is lost when back teeth are missing. In fact, missing teeth can present a host of problems if the space is not closed. Neighboring teeth tend to shift into the space left when a tooth is removed. Over time, those teeth may move out of alignment, causing other teeth to shift as well. As teeth slowly move out of place, small gaps appear producing areas where food can become trapped, leading to decay and gum disease. Dental bridges are one way to prevent these changes from occurring.
A dental bridge is a cosmetic dental treatment that consists of two crowns that are placed on the teeth on either side of the space. The crowns are connected to replicas of natural teeth called pontics. The pontics stand in for the missing teeth providing restored chewing surface as well as closing the gap and restoring a natural-looking smile.
Dental bridges keep teeth from shifting out of alignment when a tooth or multiple teeth are missing between teeth. Unlike a partial denture, the bridge is a permanently fixed appliance so that you do not have to take it out or worry about it becoming unseated while eating or speaking. A dental bridge also looks natural since the crowns and pontics are made out of porcelain or ceramic compounds. The bridge has the translucence and form of your natural teeth, making them a good choice for filling in the spaces between teeth.
At Huebner Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics, we will create a bridge that will restore your smile, giving you back the confidence and self-assurance that a healthy smile provides. If you have “windows” between teeth that you would like closed, contact us today and schedule your consultation about dental bridges.