While most of us plan to retain our natural teeth for a lifetime, tooth loss does happen. Whether you’ve lost a tooth from a traumatic injury or severe decay, it is necessary to replace the missing gap in your smile. Missing teeth are more than just an aesthetic threat. Even one missing tooth can cause neighboring teeth to shift out of place and put you at risk for bite problems, decay and other dental problems. At West Hill Family Dental, we proudly offer a full menu of restorative dentistry options to replace missing teeth, including our high quality dental bridges.
Dental bridges are an effective solution for replacing missing teeth. They can be customized in color, shape and size to match your surrounding smile. Our dental bridges consist of top quality materials that make them durable for everyday dental function. We combine excellence in restorative and cosmetic dentistry with our unrivaled focus on patient comfort to ensure your dental bridge is a rewarding and positive experience from start to finish.
How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
In simplest terms, a dental bridge spans the gap of a missing tooth. A traditional dental bridge is fixed in place and ideal for patients who have a missing tooth with surrounding healthy teeth. The prosthetic tooth, called a pontic, is attached on either side to abutments that are cemented onto the adjacent teeth on each side. In many cases, these teeth are crowned for extra strength and durability. Our office offers traditional dental bridges as well as implant supported bridges, which rely on a set of implants to anchor the bridgework or pontic in place. Implant bridges provide superior stability for those that are missing more than one tooth in a row. We proudly offer the Prettau® implant bridge as a leading choice in this type of dental bridge.
Regardless of which type of dental bridge you choose, you can expect to be kept comfortable and informed at every step of the process. When it comes to rebuilding your smile after missing teeth, we stop at nothing less than excellence. You’ll find that we go above and beyond to find a solution that meets your clinical needs and personal budget and preferences.
To schedule your consultation for a beautiful, top quality dental bridge at West Hill Family Dental, please contact our office today. We are known for our seamless restorations that foster healthy and confident smiles!