Are you embarrassed to share your smile because of missing teeth? Then consider dental bridges in South Salem, New York. A bridge is a type of dental appliance that bridges the gap between one or more missing teeth. Dr. DeLapa, our skilled dentist, may suggest a dental bridge as part of your personalized treatment plan to:
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
- Improve your ability to chew and speak properly
- Restore lost facial shape and volume
- Alleviate stress and pressure on your bite
- Stop natural teeth from unnaturally shifting
There are many types of dental bridges available and what you need depends on which teeth are missing. Traditional dental bridges are the most common and utilize two dental crowns and a false tooth called a pontic. The two dental crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. The pontic is anchored by these dental crowns. When the dental bridge has been checked for quality and fit, we will permanently cement it into place. Dental bridges must be supported by natural teeth or dental implants. To learn more about the advantages of dental bridges, we invite you to call or visit our dental office. We look forward to restoring your smile!