If you are missing one tooth or a few teeth in a row, Dr. Jennifer B. Frankel may suggest a bridge. Dental bridges are restorations used to permanently restore your smile. Bridges are fixed (non-removable) dental restorations, so you can comfortably chew, eat, speak, smile, and laugh without worrying about your bridge coming loose or shifting. The artificial replacement tooth, which is called a pontic, is anchored in place by two dental crowns, which are attached to the teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap. This ensures that the replacement teeth are secure and stable. Dental bridges are designed to look and function just like your natural teeth, and they can be created from a variety of materials. Your dental bridge in Keizer, Oregon can be created from high-quality porcelain to blend in with your natural teeth and aesthetically restore your smile. Our caring dentist may recommend a dental bridge to:
• Alleviate uneven strain on the bite
• Improve your ability to properly chew, eat, and speak
• Restore lost facial shape and volume
• Prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting in the mouth
• Enhance the appearance of your smile
For more information on dental bridges and our other tooth replacement options, we welcome you to call or visit us at Northwest Dental Arts & Sleep Therapy today.