A dental bridge provides a comfortable, affordable, and natural-looking solution for patients with gaps left by missing teeth. When tooth loss occurs, it can greatly impact your smile, confidence, and overall oral health. Finding a replacement solution as soon as possible can help prevent further issues from developing. Unaddressed tooth loss can cause damage to your remaining teeth and even lead to the loss of additional teeth. Our highly trained doctors at Iroquois Family Dentistry in Nashville, TN provide both traditional and implant-supported bridges to meet the unique needs of our patients.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is designed to bridge the gap left behind by one to three missing teeth in a row. A traditional bridge can be made from natural-looking, medical-grade porcelain and customized to fit seamlessly within the gaps in your smile. This minimally invasive restoration provides an affordable and durable solution for restoring your smile. Depending on the amount of teeth missing, a traditional restoration will be made of one to two artificial teeth (pontics), flanked by a dental crown on either side. The dental crowns are then securely bonded to the remaining teeth on either side of the gap.
An implant-supported bridge is also made from durable, realistic materials, but is supported by two or more dental implants that are surgically inserted into your jawbone. These restorations provide additional benefits and are a highly recommended approach to replacing missing teeth.