A bridge is a fixed (non-removable) restoration that can correct several cosmetic and dental health problems. Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Our skilled dentist, Dr. McMillon, may recommend a dental bridge in order to:
- Maintain facial structure and volume
- Prevent the remaining teeth from drifting into the space left by the missing teeth
- Restore your chewing and speaking ability
- Enhance the appearance of your smile
- Upgrade a removable partial denture to a permanent dental restoration
There are a variety of different types of dental bridges. Dr. McMillon will help you determine which option best fits your particular circumstance. The most commonly used type of bridge is the porcelain fixed bridge because it closely resembles your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of two dental crowns that are placed on two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth). The crowns are attached to the pontics (artificial teeth) that fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth.
Bridges, like most other dental restorations, may eventually require replacements or may need to be re-cemented due to regular wear. This is the case with many dental restorations, and bridges in Louisville, Kentucky are designed to be aesthetic, long-lasting restorations for years to come. To learn more about how a dental bridge can enhance the beauty, function, and health of your smile, we invite you to call or visit us at McMillon Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.