Dental bridges are permanent dental devices that are used to replace missing teeth as an alternative to partial dentures. A dental bridge offers both a practical and attractive solution to replace one or more teeth, so you can eat and speak with confidence. The bridge is made up of several pieces that are fused together to create the perfect fit for your mouth.
How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
A dental bridge is made up of three parts: the false tooth (or pontic) sits in the middle of the bridge, and two crowns sit on either side. The crowns are anchored on top of a natural tooth surrounding the gap where the teeth are missing. Dental bridges are permanent dental devices and are ideal for replacing one or more missing teeth.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Dental Bridge?
While dental bridges can be an excellent solution for missing teeth, not everyone is a good candidate for a dental bridge. Before recommending a dental bridge, our dentists will discuss your case to determine if a dental bridge is a practical solution for you.
You may be a good candidate for a dental bridge if you are:
- Someone who is missing one or more permanent teeth but retains strong and healthy teeth around the gaps.
- Someone who has good overall health (no severe health conditions or infections).
- Someone who has healthy teeth and a strong bone structure.
- Someone who is able to maintain an oral hygiene routine at home.