What is a bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be used to replace just one missing tooth or a few teeth that are missing in a row. While there are several types of bridges available, the most common kind of dental bridge in Owasso, Oklahoma, is known as the traditional bridge. A traditional dental bridge is made of two dental crowns and an artificial tooth (called a pontic). Our dentist places the crowns on the natural teeth or dental implants neighboring the gap in order to anchor the pontic in place. This ensures that your restoration is stable and will not easily shift or come loose when you eat or speak. Dental bridges can be created from tooth-colored materials such as porcelain to blend in with your smile and look beautifully natural.

Do I need a bridge?

If you have lost one tooth or a couple of teeth in a row, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS may recommend a bridge to restore your smile. When in place, the restoration can help to:

• Enhance your smile’s beauty
• Improve your ability to speak, chew, and eat as normal
• Prevent the remaining teeth from moving out of place
• Relieve uneven, excessive stress on the bite
• Restore the volume and shape of your face

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Mini implants can offer a great alternative to a traditional bridge!

To learn more, please call us today at Renaissance Dental, in Owasso, OK.