A missing tooth creates an unattractive gap in your smile and can cause other concerns. If you have one or more missing teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. If you want to restore your smile and feel confident again, consider the benefits of dental bridges. At Johns Creek Dental Studio in Alpharetta, GA, we offer several options to replace missing teeth, including dental bridges.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
When you lose a tooth in the front, it makes a difference in your smile. The hole in your smile is not only noticeable, but it can impact other functions like chewing, talking and alignment. A dental bridge is one of the options to close that gap by adding a prosthetic tooth, called a pontic. Dental bridges use the adjacent teeth to anchor the pontic in place and give it support.
To create a dental bridge, the teeth next to the missing tooth are fit for dental crowns. The bridge is designed with crowns that are bonded to the existing teeth attached to the pontic, which fits into the missing tooth gap. The result is 3-4 crowns and pontics that are placed over your teeth and into the gap to restore your complete smile. The new crowns and prosthetic teeth look natural and can be color-matched to your smile.
A dental bridge is a wonderful way to restore your smile and help close gaps that can allow teeth to shift. Dr. Parikh can discuss the different options available to replace missing teeth. We offer dental implants, dentures and dental bridges to restore a complete smile. Dental bridges are fixed in place, which is a nice option compared to partial dentures that can slip or move, and a good solution for those who are not candidates for a dental implant.
Dental bridges can restore a beautiful, complete smile for appearance and function. If you have one or more missing teeth and want to explore your options to fill gaps in your smile, contact us at Johns Creek Dental Studio. We offer dental bridges at our Alpharetta dental center and other options for replacing your missing teeth.