Our mouths are meant to hold a specific number of teeth, and it is only with all your teeth that your mouth can function at its full potential. When you do lose a tooth, you have options. Most patients prefer a fixed replacement versus a removable appliance. Sometimes the best alternative, a dental implant, cannot be done. Therefore, a dental bridge which holds an artificial tooth in place where one is missing can help maintain the alignment of your teeth.
When a tooth is missing, the teeth on either side of the gap will begin to move, causing you discomfort and sensitivity. This adversely affects your bite pattern, leading to extra wear and tear on teeth because the pressure on your teeth is not equally distributed over the entire arch. A bridge can restore your smile to its top shape in appearance and functionality, additionally, it can help restore your ability to properly chew and talk. Our porcelain crowns look and feel like natural teeth so you can feel confident, attractive and proud of your smile.
The teeth on either side of the gap are prepared for crowns. The artificial tooth (pontic) sits right on the gum taking the place of the missing tooth. The complete unit of crowns and pontics are permanently cemented into place