A bridge is a perfect treatment to fill a void caused by a missing tooth. Bridges are synthetic teeth made of several materials including gold, composite resin, porcelain or a combination of these materials.
Once in place, you’re bridge will never need to be removed to clean or repair. It will be as permanent as your other teeth.
Will a bridge be noticable?
Bridges are designed to look exactly like your teeth. We will match the color and shape of the surrounding teeth. The new “tooth” will function the same as well so you won’t need to change your diet or restrict certain foods.
How do I care for a bridge?
Treat your bridge like any other tooth. It is just important to brush to keep clean and to prevent decay on surrounding teeth. Keeping your bridge clean will prevent bad breath as well. You can floss around the bridge, brush and rinse without special precaution.
Why should I bridge the gap between my teeth?
Some patients are self-conscious about a missing tooth. Restoring your teeth with a bridge can boost self-confidence.
You’ll also be able to chew better and will have better overall health. By filling the gap, you will prevent build up and tooth decay on the surrounding teeth.
Finally, a bridge will maintain the shape and position of your teeth. A gap in your teeth provides room for other teeth to move and misalign causing long term damage to the teeth and jaw.