If you have suffered from tooth loss, you understand the tremendous impact it can have on your life. Losing one or more teeth can negatively affect your ability to properly chew, eat, and speak, as well as your smile’s appearance and your confidence in your smile. In order to restore your smile, Dr. McCall may recommend a dental restoration called a bridge. A dental bridge is used to fill in the space that is left after one or more teeth have been lost. The dental bridge is comprised of an artificial teeth (called a pontic) and two dental crowns. The crowns are attached to your natural teeth that neighbor the gap; this holds the pontic in place and prevents it from shifting. A dental bridge can be used to replace either a single missing tooth or a couple of teeth that are missing in a row.
When in place, a custom-made bridge can greatly improve your smile. The bridge prevents the remaining teeth from moving out of position, improves your ability to speak and chew as usual, and restores the natural beauty of your smile. If you believe a dental bridge may be a good option for restoring your smile’s beauty, functionality, and health, call our team today! We are committed to restoring your smile to its full potential.