What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is designed to be a fixed (or permanent) restoration that improves the overall appearance and function of your smile. Dr. Thomas E. Wold at Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry may recommend a dental bridge for you if you are missing one tooth or several consecutive teeth. One of the benefits of a dental bridge is the fact that they don’t shift or move inside a patient’s mouth, leading to added comfort. A dental bridge consists of two anchors, which can be implants or natural teeth, and at least one pontic. A pontic is an artificial tooth that can be used to match the shade, color, and shape of your tooth to meld with your natural smile.

How else can a dental bridge help me?

Dental crowns can also be used to benefit several other aspects of your smile, including:

  • Completing your smile by replacing missing teeth
  • Restoring your ability to properly speak, eat, and chew
  • Stopping natural teeth from drifting or shifting
  • Relieving stress on a bite
  • Improving the appearance of your smile

Our dentist is devoted to helping you have the healthy, pleasing smile of your dreams. If you have any questions about getting a dental bridge in Bend, Oregon, please call or contact us today.