What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge refers to the false tooth or teeth placed in between two or more anchoring teeth (known as the abutment teeth). It serves as a ‘bridge’ that replaces one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges can be made up of different materials, such as porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination of these. During a dental bridge procedure, the dentist should first prepare the abutment teeth to allow the false teeth to be placed on top of them.
Aside from enhancing the beauty of a person’s smile, dental bridges are recommended to improve speech. Because the replacement teeth fill in the gap created by the missing teeth, wearing a dental bridge can prevent other teeth from being displaced. Dental bridge can also make it easier to chew food, as it helps even out the force of one’s bite.
Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. and the rest of our team have the experience to provide safe, thorough, and highly-advanced general dentistry services, such as dental bridge procedures. Call us at (512) 259-3365 to schedule an appointment today.