What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a permanent solution to missing teeth, and is called a dental bridge because it literally bridges the gap left by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge needs natural teeth or dental implants for support. They are especially useful for replacing multiple teeth that are missing in a row. Each dental bridge consists of two dental crowns that anchor one or more replacement teeth. We offer custom-made dental bridges in Smyrna, Georgia to restore your confident, beautiful smile.

Dental bridges are also important to your overall oral health. Our friendly dentist may suggest dental bridges as part your treatment to:

  • Replace missing teeth
  • Restore your ability to chew and speak as normal
  • Improve facial shape and volume
  • Prevent remaining natural teeth from shifting in the mouth

How are dental bridges placed?

The type of dental bridge you need will depend on which teeth are being replaced. Generally, the two teeth on either side of the missing tooth receive dental crowns to anchor the replacement tooth. These replacement teeth are called pontics. Once adjusted and fitted to your smile, the dental bridge will be cemented into place. For more information on dental bridges and the types we offer, please contact us at Manders Dental Center.