Dental Bridges

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – and a false tooth (or teeth) in between called pontics, which replace the missing teeth. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants, so these abutment teeth must have strong bone support to hold up the bridge.

Bridges can:

  • Restore your smile

  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak

  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth

  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

If you have missing teeth, we will need to discuss whether or not you qualify for bridges. In some cases it is better to replace missing teeth with dental implants or a removable partial denture rather than a bridge.