A beautiful smile, a better overall appearance, clearer speech, and the ability to chew properly: these are just a few of the benefits of having a full and fully functional set of teeth. However, sometimes due to an accident or dental disease, our teeth are missing or don’t function the way they should.
A fixed bridge is, quite literally, a method of “bridging” the gap created by a missing tooth or by a few missing teeth. The bridge consists of two crowns placed on the teeth on either side of missing tooth. These two teeth act as anchors by holding in place the false tooth (called a pontic) between them. A fixed bridge is just that, fixed. Once completed, it is a non-removable appliance.
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. Dental bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
Our beautiful porcelain bridges can restore badly chipped teeth, replace a missing tooth and protect your teeth against further decay and damage. Dr. Pinto can achieve amazing results that improve the overall look of your smile and thus your self-confidence. If you want to restore your smile, get back your ability to chew without pain, or speak without impediment by replacing missing teeth, Dr. Pinto invites you to make an appointment at our office. You can fill out the appointment box form to see whether a fixed bridge is right for you.