Are you embarrassed due to gaps in your smile? Missing teeth can change your smile, affect your speech and have an impact on your overall oral health. One cosmetic dentistry treatment to replace missing teeth is a dental bridge. You can have a complete smile again, giving you back a confident, healthy smile.
Dental bridges are a permanent solution to missing teeth. This dental appliance is attached to your existing teeth to provide support for one or more artificial teeth that fill the gaps in your smile. The artificial teeth are called pontics. They are attached to metal bridgework that hold them in place. Pontics look like and function like natural teeth but without the inconvenience of a partial denture that is removable and can slip out of place.
Adding a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge can be created several ways, but most commonly it uses teeth on either side of the missing tooth for support. The abutment teeth are fitted for dental crowns that are attached to the metal bridgework that hold the pontic in place. Once secured, the bridge is permanently in place. It gives you a complete smile that is functional for chewing and helps support your existing teeth to discourage shifting.
There are many options for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants, dentures and dental bridges. We offer all these restorative solutions at Dental Care Acworth. Our restorative dentist can help you choose the right option for your needs and budget.
If you have one or more missing teeth that are affecting the beauty and health of your smile, come see us at Dental Care Acworth. We can help you restore your complete smile and your self-confidence. We accept many types of dental insurance, and we have flexible payment options available. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.