What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. If you are missing just one tooth or a few teeth in a row, our caring dentist may recommend a bridge to replace your teeth and restore your smile. A dental bridge works by literally bridging the empty space left by the missing teeth. Dr. Alexander Larsen will attach two dental crowns to the teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap. These crowns anchor and support the artificial replacement tooth, which is called a pontic. Dental bridges are non-removable (fixed) dental restorations, so you can feel certain that your bridge will not loosen or shift when you eat and speak. A dental bridge is a great choice for patients who are looking for a natural-looking, secure tooth replacement.
Do I need a dental bridge?
A bridge might be right for you if you are missing one or multiple teeth. A custom bridge can improve your smile by:
- Improving your ability to eat, chew, and speak as normal
- Restoring your natural face shape and volume
- Alleviating stress on the bite
- Preventing the remaining teeth from shifting in the mouth
- Enhancing the beauty of your smile
We invite you to contact Gentle Dental Arts today to learn more about the benefits of dental bridges in Orem, Utah.