Missing teeth not only affect your appearance, but they can also cause jaw instability and lead to misalignment, tooth decay of healthy teeth, and bone loss. Bridges are an effective way to replace missing teeth and restore the function and look of your smile as well as your self-esteem.
At Advanced Family Dentistry, we create dental bridges that are customized to fit your unique smile. Dental crowns cap the healthy teeth on either side of the gap to securely hold single or multiple artificial teeth in place.
You may need a bridge if:
Unlike other solutions for missing teeth, bridges are permanent and function in the same way as your natural teeth. In addition to restoring your appearance, bridges can also improve the stability of your jawbone and prevent deterioration. Bridges can also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting along the gum membrane and causing poor alignment.
Dental bridges are designed to be durable; however, they won’t last forever. You may need to have your bridge re-cemented, and in some cases replaced, if the crowns and anchors become worn over time. For a longer-lasting alternative to a bridge, ask our dental team about dental implants.