Do you hide your teeth when you smile due to missing front teeth? A gap in your smile is not ideal, changing the way your smile looks and its functionality. Dental bridges are a beautiful cosmetic dental treatment to replace missing teeth and give you back a complete smile. Our team at Clover Smile Studio can design and install a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth, creating a new look for your smile.
Missing teeth are more than just an aesthetic concern. Once one tooth is lost, the dynamic of your mouth can change. The teeth surrounding the missing tooth can begin to shift. They can become crooked and harder to keep clean. Even your speech can be affected, depending on which teeth are missing. Replacing the tooth with an artificial option can add support to your existing teeth, while creating a complete, healthy smile. Plus, you can chew the foods you love and have normal speech restored, all with a dental bridge.
Restore Your Complete Smile
Dental bridges use an artificial tooth called a pontic to restore your smile. The pontic is shaped to mimic your missing natural tooth, held in place by metal bridge work that is placed behind the teeth out of view. The bridgework is secured to the teeth around the pontic, holding it in place. To attach the bridgework, dental crowns are added to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. This creates a solid support for the dental bridge.
Dental bridges are fixed in place and will not move or slip like dentures. The pontic is durable, giving support to your other teeth and restoring function. If you are missing one or more front teeth, a dental bridge may be the right restorative option. At Clover Smile Studio, we offer several solutions to replace missing teeth, including dental bridges, dental implants and partial dentures. Contact our office to schedule a consultation to learn about replacing your missing teeth to give you back a beautiful, functional smile.