Exactly as it sounds, bridges just basically bridge the gaps between teeth. Bridges help you smile, speak, chew, maintain proper jaw structure and prevent drifting of teeth.
Who needs a Dental Bridge?
Anyone with missing teeth may require a dental bridge procedure. Our dentists at Willow West Dental will examine and assess the situation before providing you with the best treatment plan. A bridge is essentially a fake tooth (referred to as a pontic) that is inserted into your mouth and held down by crowns, which are cemented to the abutment teeth, on either sides of the gap.
Dental bridges are a little different than dental crowns. Dental bridges may eventually need to be replaced several years down the road (depending on how you care for them) whereas a dental implant is considered a permanent dental treatment.
Book a free dental consultation with our Willow West Dental office to discuss the best dental replacement options for you!