Replace Missing Teeth:
Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a fixed dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are used to correct an altered bite, improve chewing ability by alleviating the stress in your bite, improve speech, and also maintain the shape of the face by preventing the collapse of facial features that can cause premature wrinkles and age lines. Unlike a removable bridge (partial denture), which you can take out and clean, dental bridge work can only be removed by a dentist.
A dental bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, bridging the gap where one or more teeth may have been. At a minimum, it involves three tooth areas. A typical three-unit bridge contains one pontic (false) tooth and two abutment or retainer teeth. A fixed bridge restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials such as porcelain fused to metal.
A dental bridge is an investment in your dental health and smile. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Drahota.