What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed restoration, meaning it is non-removable and is intended to be a permanent restoration. Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. If one tooth is missing, or if several teeth in a row are missing, a bridge can be used to restore the function, health, and appearance of your smile. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth, called a pontic, and two dental crowns. Dr. John Deakins attaches the crowns to the teeth or dental implants next to the gap in order to stabilize the artificial replacement tooth. Dental bridges are custom made to look and function like your natural teeth.

Do I need a bridge?

Our talented dentist may recommend a dental bridge if you are missing one or more teeth. We offer multiple options for replacing missing teeth at John A. Deakins, DDS; we will help you determine whether a dental bridge in Liberty, Missouri is the right choice for your smile. A dental bridge can improve your smile by restoring lost facial volume, relieving stress on the bite, preventing the remaining teeth from shifting, and improving your ability to chew and speak. To learn more about how a bridge can restore your smile, we invite you to call or visit us soon.