What are dental bridges?

Are you embarrassed by missing teeth? Then a dental bridge may be right for you! Dental bridges in Carmel, Indiana are a type of dental restoration where a replacement tooth, called a pontic, fills the gap of the missing tooth. The pontic is anchored by dental crowns on the adjacent teeth, creating a bridge.

 

Our knowledgeable dentist, Dr. Taylor, may suggest a dental bridge as part of your treatment plan in order to:

 

  • Replace a missing tooth or teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from unnaturally shifting
  • Improve your ability to chew and speak properly
  • Restore facial volume and shape

 

How are dental bridges put on?

To place a dental bridge, the pontic and crowns must first be created. Once they are made, the crowns will be placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap. They are used to support and hold the pontic in place. Our dental bridges are made of porcelain fused to metal for a pleasing aesthetic and optimal function.

 

For more information regarding dental bridges and how they are used to replace missing teeth, we encourage you to contact our dental office today. We are eager to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!