Dental bridges, along with dentures and implants, are among the many ways that The Smile Shop can help you replace missing or lost teeth. Dental bridges span the space where a tooth or teeth are missing. They are cemented to the natural teeth or to implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments.
As with crowns, there are a variety of choices of materials available for bridges. Dr Levi will help you decide which material is best suited to your mouth, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost.
To achieve precision in the dental bridges we create for our patients, The Smile Shop has bridges constructed by a ceramic dental technician in a specialist dental laboratory. Dr Levi works tirelessly to ensure that porcelain or ceramic bridges are matched to the colour of your natural teeth. The placement procedure usually takes two or three appointments to complete and is very similar to having a crown placed on a tooth.
Contact us today for a consultation to learn more about dental bridges.