Dental Bridges Sacramento, CA
A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth.
A dental bridge is an effective and simple solution that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause significant problems. Besides being unattractive, having a space between teeth can inhibit proper eating and speaking.
To create a strong, new replacement tooth, the teeth on either side of the space are prepared for dental crowns. An impression of the teeth is made to insures the new fabricated tooth will fill the space and be supported by the newly crowned teeth. The crowns fit over existing teeth adjacent to the gap and will be bonded with cement to hold the bridge in the correct position. Once the bridge is fabricated by our dental laboratory it is cemented in the mouth so that the replacement tooth (pontic) is suspended between the dental crowns. Once the bridge is completed it functions just like natural teeth.