“Bridge the gap” with dental bridges
When teeth are lost or extracted, they leave behind not only a gap but a reminder of a past condition, problem, or injury. Patients can restore their smile’s appearance and function by replacing the missing tooth. Many solutions available to patients in the Pensacola, Florida area, can enhance and restore the smile, and a popular choice for many is dental bridges at Gomez Family Dentistry.
What are dental bridges?
Dental bridges are used to replace one or several missing teeth. They span the gap in your mouth created by a missing tooth and are cemented into place. Fixed dental bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, gold alloys, and even high-tech ceramic materials.
How does the dental bridge work?
A dental bridge is composed of two crowns that go over the abutment (anchor) teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth that covers the space between them. A bridge is typically held in place by metal or ceramic crowns that are cemented to each abutment tooth or by dental implants placed directly into the jawbone.
Once in place, your dentist will ensure it fits properly, is comfortable to wear, and looks natural. Properly maintained bridges can last up to 10 years or more with regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and check-ups.
What are the advantages of dental bridges?
Dental bridges offer a number of benefits. They:
- Restore your ability to chew and speak normally
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of position
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Reduce strain on existing restorations such as dentures or crowns
Call Gomez Family Dentistry today!
Dental bridges may be an effective replacement if you’re missing one or more teeth. Talk to Drs. Gina and Christopher Gomez of Pensacola, Florida, to find out if they are the right option for you. With proper care and maintenance, a bridge can help restore both form and function of your smile.
Call (850) 429-4664 to request a visit at the office located at 2915 E Cervantes St.
Our team is also pleased to provide services to patients in the surrounding communities, including Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Cantonment, Milton, Pace, Perdido, and Crestview, Florida.
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.