Dental bridges literally bridge the gap between missing teeth.
They’re composed of a replacement tooth supported by a porcelain crown.
Gaps left from missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, rotate, and cause a lot of spacing issues. That’s why bridges are so important.
When it comes to a traditional bridge, the teeth adjacent to the gap will need to be prepared to accommodate the crowns. For an implant-supported bridge, the implants will be allowed to fuse with the bone so we can provide a strong foundation. Impressions of your mouth will also be taken. That way we can create your custom-designed bridge. You will be given a temporary prosthetic to wear while your permanent bridge is being created. However, as soon as it’s completed, you’ll be invited back to our office, where we will place your permanent bridge, filling in any gaps within your smile. These crowns are connected to the teeth adjacent to a gap, creating a strong and natural looking replacement.