What is a dental bridge?
A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. While there are three main types of dental bridges, the most common type is the traditional dental bridge. A traditional bridge is compromised of a pontic (prosthetic tooth) and two dental crowns. The crowns are placed on the natural teeth next to the gap in order to hold the pontic in place. Bridges are fixed (non-removable) restorations, and you can feel confident that your dental bridge in Virginia Beach, Virginia, will not easily come loose while you eat, chew, or speak. Bridges are also custom made to ensure that your restoration fits your smile comfortably, effectively, and aesthetically.
Do I need a bridge?
Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
• Enhancing the natural beauty of your smile
• Improving your ability to properly speak, chew, and eat
• Restoring the shape and volume of your face
• Preventing the natural teeth from drifting out of place
• Alleviating uneven stress on the bite
In most cases, a bridge is used to replace either a single missing tooth or a couple of teeth in a row. If you believe a dental bridge might be the tooth replacement solution you need, we welcome you to contact us today and schedule a visit with our dentist. We are committed to restoring your smile.