Dental Bridges

When you lose a tooth, regardless of the reason, it changes the appearance of your smile. Even a missing back tooth can lead to the surrounding teeth shifting, creating gaps and crooked teeth. At SmileVana, our dental bridges offer a permanent cosmetic dentistry solution to replace those missing teeth and give you a complete, beautiful smile.

With a dental bridge, missing teeth are replaced with prosthetic pontics that are attached to teeth on either side of a missing tooth or teeth. Unlike partial dentures, bridgework is permanent and does not need to be removed. This not only closes the gaps in your smile left by teeth you lost, it creates a stable structure in your mouth for the surrounding teeth so they do not begin to shift. The end result is a complete, lovely smile that improves your appearance while giving you the functional teeth that are necessary for good oral and overall health.

Are You a Candidate for a Dental Bridge?

To install a dental bridge, crowns are placed over the two abutment teeth on either side of the gap. These crowns are attached to the bridgework that holds the prosthetic teeth in place. At SmileVana, we create beautiful dental bridges that match your natural teeth so that they blend perfectly into your smile. However, to receive a dental bridge, you must have viable abutment teeth on either side of your missing teeth to make it possible.

To find out if a dental bridge is the right option to replace your missing teeth, contact SmileVana today to schedule an exam with Dr. Smith. She will evaluate your missing teeth and offer solutions for repairing your beautiful smile. We also offer partial dentures or dental implants that can be alternatives for smile restorations.