If you have lost one tooth or a couple of teeth in a row, our dentist may suggest a dental bridge to restore your smile’s health, function, and beauty. A dental bridge is a custom-made, fixed (non-removable) restoration that is designed to look and function like your natural teeth. While there are several types of bridges available, the most common kind is the traditional dental bridge. A traditional bridge is comprised of two dental crowns and one pontic, or artificial replacement tooth. The pontic is supported by the crowns, which are placed on the natural teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap. This ensures that your dental bridge is stable and will not easily come loose.
Bridges hold several benefits for your smile. Dr. Brandon Burger may recommend a dental bridge in Hermitage, Tennessee, to:
- Replace an unwanted removable partial denture
- Improve your ability to chew, speak, and eat as normal
- Restore the volume and shape of your face
- Prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of alignment
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
Each dental bridge is custom made to fit your smile, so you can rest assured that your restoration will be comfortable and aesthetic. For more information and to set up your consultation at Brandon Burger, DDS, we welcome you to call or visit us today.