If you have lost a single tooth or a couple of teeth in a row, our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a tooth replacement that can be used to replace one or more teeth and give your smile a natural, complete appearance once again. A traditional dental bridge is made up of a prosthetic tooth, called a pontic, and two dental crowns. Dr. Greg L. Wolfe attaches the crowns to the dental implants or natural teeth next to the gap left by the missing tooth; this holds the pontic in place and prevents it from shifting or coming loose. Dental bridges are custom created from molds and impressions of your teeth, so you can feel confident that your restoration will fit aesthetically and comfortably. In addition, bridges can be made of tooth-colored materials like porcelain to blend in with your smile’s natural beauty.
When in place, your dental bridge in Ventura, California, can improve your smile in several ways. A bridge can help to:
- Prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position
- Alleviate uneven stress on the bite
- Improve your ability to speak, chew, and eat as usual
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
To find out whether a bridge is right for replacing your missing teeth, contact Greg Wolfe Family Dentistry today!