If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth in a row, one option available to restore your smile is a dental bridge. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap in your smile, providing you with a functional, beautiful solution to the gap in your smile. Why are dental bridges a popular restorative option? Should you consider a dental bridge? Let’s learn more about this treatment option.
Dental bridges consist of two major parts: the abutments and the pontics. Abutments are the anchor teeth on either side of the gap, to which are attached false teeth to fill the gap. These false teeth are called pontics, and they are held in place by crowns which fit over the top of the abutment teeth. The pontics are typically porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination of such materials. Dental bridges not only improve your smile’s appearance, but also support your other teeth while chewing, speaking, and can help maintain a more balanced form for your mouth.
Dental bridges are a popular option among many patients in need of restorative care for their smile. Bridges are beautiful, strong, and can be more functional than partial dentures. Visit with our dentists about dental bridges during your next appointment. We are eager to help you reach the goals you have for your smile. Call 575-522-7320 today if you have questions. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you!