Missing teeth can change the appearance of your smile and affect your overall oral health. Once a tooth is lost, many changes can begin to occur within your smile. You may also feel self-conscious about your missing tooth or teeth, affecting your participation in social situations. Our team at Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can replace missing teeth to restore your beautiful smile. One cosmetic dental treatment we offer is dental bridges for single or multiple tooth replacements.
Dental bridges use your existing teeth to support a false or artificial tooth to fill gaps in your smile. Once a tooth is lost, the other teeth can begin to shift or change alignment. This can affect the appearance of your teeth and make it more difficult to maintain your oral health. A dental bridge provides support for your teeth while replacing missing teeth for improved aesthetics and function.
Creating a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges use artificial teeth called pontics to replace missing teeth. A traditional dental bridge uses the teeth on either side of a missing tooth to support the pontic. To create the dental bridge, the supporting teeth are fitted for dental crowns. The crowns are attached to metal bridgework that holds the pontic in place. The bridgework is located behind the teeth, undetectable when you smile or talk. Once in place, the dental bridge looks natural and offers a functional chewing surface while supporting the structure of your smile.
You do not need to live with gaps in your smile due to missing teeth. Our restorative and cosmetic dental experts at Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can help you find a solution to improve the function and beauty of your smile. We offer natural-appearing dental bridges and other restorative options like dental implants to give you back your complete smile. Contact our office today to learn more about replacing missing teeth.