What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are a permanent solution for replacing one or more missing teeth, especially multiple missing teeth in a row. There are many types of dental bridges available, depending on which teeth are missing. Our experienced dentist and dental team will help you determine which type of dental bridge works best for your smile. Typically, a dental bridge in Burlington, North Carolina consists of two dental crowns and a false tooth called a pontic. Dr. Monahan may suggest a dental bridge as part of your personalized treatment plant to:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth
  • Restore your ability to bite, chew, and speak properly
  • Improve your facial shape and volume
  • Prevent the remaining teeth from shifting unnaturally
  • Enhance the beauty and confidence of your smile

To place a dental bridge, dental crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. The pontic is checked for quality and fit and is then placed. When the dental bridge looks perfect to Dr. Monahan, it will be cemented into place. Providing excellent dental bridges is just one part of our commitment to helping you achieve a beautiful, functional smile. For more information on dental bridges, we encourage you to contact our dental team today.