Bridges are an excellent option to replace one or more missing teeth. A crown is placed over the two surrounding teeth with a replacement or multiple replacements for the missing teeth set between the crowned teeth.
Bridges are important for those who desire to improve the look of their smile and for overall oral health. Leaving open gaps in the teeth that have been removed for any reason can cause many complications such as TMJ, shifting of the teeth that can affect bite alignment, and sore inflamed gums from chewing in the open space. Bone begins to deteriorate immediately upon extraction and teeth can begin to shift relatively quickly, so a bridge can be an important tool to keeping your smile healthy and in place.
Once you come into the office, we will give you all possible options and help you decide the best choice for replacing any missing teeth that you may have. Dr. Britton highly recommends utilizing the simple and widely-used technology of a bridge to replace missing teeth. He will give you the best possible smile with a very natural look and feel.
With a bridge, you can bite, chew, and smile as you would with your own original teeth.