If you are missing one tooth or a few teeth in a row, you may need a bridge to restore your smile’s functionality, appearance, and health. A dental bridge is a fixed, custom-made restoration used to replace your teeth. There are several types of dental bridges available, and our dentist will help you select the one that will best meet your individual dental needs. The most common type of dental bridge in Los Angeles, California, however, is called a traditional bridge. This kind of restoration includes two dental crowns and a prosthetic tooth (pontic). The pontic is anchored in place by the crowns, which are attached to the natural teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap. Because the crowns are permanently attached, the bridge is not removable and provides a stable restoration. A bridge can improve your smile by:
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
- Restoring your ability to chew, speak, and eat as usual
- Preventing the neighboring natural teeth from moving out of position
- Alleviating excess stress on your bite
Dr. Sami Y. Nouhad will make certain that your custom-made restoration fits your smile comfortably and aesthetically. We invite you to call or visit our office soon for more information about bridges and their benefits.