A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance used to replace missing teeth. A traditional bridge consists of two dental crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dr. Kizer and Dr. Smith, our experienced dentists at Kizer Dental Associates, may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile and to:
- Fill in the space left by missing teeth
- Maintain your facial volume and shape
- Prevent the remaining natural teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing ability
- Alleviate stress on the bite
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent appliance
Because dental bridges are non-removable, you can feel confident that your bridge will be a secure, stable restoration. Dental bridges can be created from several different types and combinations of materials; porcelain may be a good choice to provide you with an aesthetic, natural-looking effect. For more information on fixed dental bridges and our other types of tooth replacements, we welcome you to call or visit our dental office today. We are committed to restoring your smile to its optimal health, function, and beauty!