What is a dental bridge?

If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row, Dr. Derek M. Stephens might recommend a dental bridge. Dental bridges are dental restorations that are non-removable. The most common type of dental bridge is anchored in place by two dental crowns. These crowns are custom made to fit onto your existing teeth or dental implants that are adjacent to the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth, or pontic tooth, in place. Inserting a dental bridge in Merrillville, Indiana usually only takes two visits to our office, and the dental bridge is designed to last for many years.

Should I get a dental bridge?

Our gentle dentist may recommend a bridge in order to:

  • Restore your ability to speak, eat, and chew as normal
  • Alleviate the stress on your bite
  • Improve your facial volume and shape
  • Prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting
  • Enhance the aesthetics of your smile

If you have one or more missing teeth, Dr. Derek M. Stephens will help to decide if a dental bridge is the right option for you. If you have any questions and would like more information about dental bridges, please contact us at Renaissance Dental Enhancement Center today!