When you have a missing front tooth, it can affect your smile and confidence. Many people feel embarrassed by missing teeth, refusing to smile or converse normally. One of the cosmetic dentistry options to replace missing teeth is a dental bridge. Our cosmetic dentist at Green Meadow Dental can design and install dental bridges at our dental center in Newington, CT.
Dental bridges utilize the surrounding teeth to anchor a prosthetic tooth in place. If you have one or more missing teeth, dental bridges can close those gaps in your smile. The prosthetic teeth are called pontics, which are designed to match your teeth in color and alignment. Pontics are attached to dental crowns with bridgework. The dental crowns are fitted over the adjacent teeth to support the bridge. Once in place, a dental bridge can improve your smile and offer a functional chewing surface.
Replace Missing Teeth
When you have one or more missing teeth, you have a few options available for replacement. The most affordable option is a partial denture, but these are not fixed in place. Dental bridges offer a fixed option without the cost or bone density requirements of a dental implant. For many patients, a dental bridge is a great solution for replacing one or two missing teeth.
To design a dental bridge, the adjacent teeth will need to be prepared and fitted for dental crowns. An impression or mold will also need to be made for the pontics. The bridge design is sent to a dental lab, which creates the natural-appearing crowns and pontics attached together with bridgework. Once the bridge is complete, our dentist will bond the crowns and bridge in place and ensure that it fits correctly for proper function.
You do not need to live with missing teeth. Dental bridges are one of the options available at Green Meadow Dental for replacing missing teeth. To learn more about our cosmetic and restorative dentistry options for tooth replacement, contact us at our dental center in Newington, CT. Most dental insurance plans are accepted, and we have payment options available to finance your new smile.