Dental Bridges

a-dental-bridge-is-a-fixed-restoration-that-allows-us-to-replace-one-or-two-missing-teeth-at-a-timeA dental bridge is a fixed restoration that allows us to replace one or two missing teeth at a time. Each end of the bridge is supported by a healthy, natural tooth. Or, we can even create bridges that span a wider space to replace up to 3 or 4 teeth at a time, if the bridge is supported by dental implants.

Benefits of a Bridge

Bridges serve many purposes and functions. They are a vital step in maintaining your bite’s natural function as well as aesthetics. Dr. Ricotta may recommend a crown for situations where:

  • Teeth are shifting due to an open space
  • You feel too embarrassed to smile
  • It is difficult to chew on one side of your mouth

lady-showing-smile-after-having-a-bridge-placed-to-preserve-natural-biting-function-as-well-as-tooth-placement-otherwise-her-other-teeth-were-likely-to-move-or-driftHaving a bridge placed will preserve natural biting function as well as tooth placement, otherwise your other teeth are likely to move or drift, due to the extra room created by having a tooth pulled.

Like crowns, bridges usually require two appointments to complete. As a prosthodontic dentist, Dr. Ricotta spends extra energy creating bridges that are as functional and aesthetically pleasing as possible.

All of our fixed bridges are made from durable porcelain that is shaded to match the color of your surrounding teeth. That way you can smile confidently, without other people realizing that you’ve had dental work completed.
To keep your bridge strong for years, we recommend regular cleaning visits every 6 months. Our hygienists will help you create a care plan to keep your bridge clean and your supporting teeth healthy for years to come.