Missing one or more teeth not only affects your smile, but can impact chewing and speaking. Dental bridges can help restore your smile. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. It replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Bridges are attached to surrounding teeth for support. A fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist. An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. A bridge depends on a solid foundation, so keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong. Please contact Dr. Morgan and our Morgan Family Dentistry team at 910-324-1283 (Richlands) or 910-347-1283 (Jacksonville) if you are interested in receiving a dental bridge in Richlands, North Carolina.
If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete the dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.
Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:Restoring your ability to speak, eat, and chew as normalAlleviating excess stress on the biteImproving the shape and volume of your faceReplacing an unwanted removable partial denturePreventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of positionEnhancing the appearance of your smile
We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. For more information, please call or visit us today.