Bridges

Bridges

A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the real teeth on either side for support--hence the name. Bridges are a perfect option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. A bridge replaces the missing tooth both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. Bridge materials include gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all-ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.

Risks if Left Untreated:

• Left with gaps in your smile
• Poor self-confidence
• Loss of chewing ability
• Accelerated bone loss
• Can negatively affect speech
• Development of additional dental problems
• Need for more severe treatments
• Addition of treatment costs to correct future problems

The Benefits of Treatment:

• Fills in gaps from missing teeth, improving looks
• Restores ability to properly chew and speak
• Prevents remaining teeth from shifting out of position
• Has an 88% success rate at 10 years
• Looks and feels like a permanent tooth
• Saves you time and money by lessening the chance of future treatments