A dental bridge is a fixed appliance used to replace missing teeth. There are various types of dental bridges, which the dentist at Las Positas Family Dental will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
A traditional bridge consists of two crowns with a pontic, or artificial tooth, in between. Bridges are highly durable and last several years. A patient may consider a bridge for these several reasons: to fill a space of missing teeth, maintain facial shape, to prevent adjacent teeth from drifting forward, restore chewing and speaking functionality, to restore a smile, or upgrading from a removable prosthodontic.
If you have questions about bridges, please contact our office at 925.449.7900 or click here to schedule an appointment.