Dentist in Mechanicsville
A dental bridge or fixed partial denture is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge consists of two or more crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth or teeth in between. The bridge is cemented in place and is not removable like a denture.
It is important to replace missing teeth to avoid shifting of surrounding teeth, which may lead to misaligned bite, TMD and other problems.
Dental bridges are custom-made to match your natural teeth in color and overall appearance. They are made from mixtures of gold, metal, alloys or tooth colored porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable. With appropriate at home and professional care your dental bridges may last for years.
If you are considering replacing a tooth, contact us to schedule a consultation. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, if left untreated, structural changes to your mouth and jaw may occur making it difficult to eat and speak properly.