A dental bridge is a common tooth replacement service designed to fill empty gaps in your smile created by lost or missing teeth. If left untreated, a missing tooth may weaken your jaw bone, leave room for infection, and can even cause your other teeth to slide out of alignment leading to other dental issues.
On the other hand, filling in the void will ensure a strong, healthy and beautiful smile. Bridges can restore your ability to properly chew and speak, maintain the shape of your face, distribute the forces of your bite properly and prevent your teeth from drifting.
How does it work? An artificial replacement is custom-created for your mouth with at least three artificial teeth which is then directly to the missing gap in your smile. A pontic in the middle replaces the missing tooth while the crowns to either side are directly attached to nearby teeth, thus “bridging” the gap between the two. This is an tremendously durable hold. With suitable care, a dental bridge can keep your smile strong for a lifetime. Consult your dentist at Desert Dental Group to see if dental bridges are right for you.
Desert Dental Group remains dedicated to your oral health. You are welcome to book an appointment with us by calling (520) 663.0419 or stop by our dentist office in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Brett M. Barney and our team will give you the quality treatment you desire.