What is a dental bridge?
A bridge is a fixed (non-removable) dental restoration. Our dentist, Dr. Michael J. Groover, may recommend this restoration for your smile if you are missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth in a row (generally a maximum of three teeth). A traditional dental bridge is made up of three main components: a pontic, or artificial replacement tooth, and two abutment crowns. The crowns are attached to the natural teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. Each dental bridge in Savannah, Georgia, is custom made to fit your smile precisely and comfortably and to match the appearance of your natural teeth.
Do I need a dental bridge?
If you have lost one tooth or a few teeth in a row, a bridge may be a good choice for restoring your smile. Because the bridge uses crowns to anchor to the neighboring teeth, it is a very secure restoration. When in place, this restoration can improve your smile by:
- Improving your ability to chew, speak, and eat as usual
- Preventing the natural teeth from moving out of place
- Relieving excess stress on the bite
- Enhancing the beauty of your smile
For more information about bridges and our other tooth replacement options, we welcome you to contact us today at Groover Family Dentistry.