Bridges

Few incidents have a greater impact on your personal appearance than the loss of a tooth. But more than that, if the "hole" is left unfilled, the surrounding teeth can drift out of position or the opposing teeth can actually grow down into that space. This, in turn, can cause teeth and gums to become more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease, which might cause further tooth loss. Plus, teeth that drift into the space left by the missing tooth, interfere with the way your teeth contact and grind during chewing, which could result in sore jaws, excessive wear, headaches, and other problems. Fortunately we offer a straightforward way to fill the gap, eliminate these potential problems, and restore your smile.

A bridge replaces missing teeth by fixing a replacement tooth (or teeth) to the natural teeth at each end of the gap. Some bridges have crowns at each end. With others, the replacement teeth are stuck just to the sides of the teeth beside the gap. Bridges are often made of metal, porcelain or ceramic materials.