A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. It includes a dental crown on each end and a replacement tooth suspended in the middle. Each end of the bridge is placed over the tooth on either side of the missing one.
The diagram to the right shows natural teeth that have been prepared to accommodate a bridge. The restoration is ready to be placed over the prepared teeth, and the replacement tooth is in the middle.
A missing tooth needs to be replaced to prevent other teeth from shifting and damaging your bite. Missing or shifting teeth can also affect your lips, cheeks, and facial appearance.
Dr. Hastings is an artistic cosmetic dentist who provides natural-looking dental bridges. He uses high-quality porcelain to match the bridge with the color, translucence, and characteristics of your natural teeth. He will also ensure that your bridge fits so well at your gumline that it looks completely natural.
If you are interested in this treatment to replace a missing tooth, call us to request an appointment, or request an appointment online.