Frederick, MD Dentist
A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A tooth or teeth neighboring the missing tooth or teeth may be crowned, and used as anchoring teeth to support the replacement tooth. It is important to replace missing teeth to avoid shifting of surrounding teeth, which may lead to misaligned bite, TMJ and other problems.
Dental bridges are custom-made to match your natural teeth in color and overall appearance. With appropriate at home and professional care, your dental bridges may last for years. When replacing missing teeth in the front, (the esthetic zone), an all porcelain bridge is recommended to ensure the most natural look and beautiful restoration of your smile.
If you are considering replacing a tooth, contact us to schedule a consultation. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, if left untreated, structural changes to your mouth and jaw may occur. Teeth can move making them more vulnerable to decay or gum disease.