If you are missing one or more teeth, our dentist may recommend a restoration called a dental bridge. A bridge is used to replace either a single missing tooth or a couple of teeth in a row. While there are several types of dental bridges available, the most common is known as the traditional bridge. This type of restoration is made of two dental crowns and one or more artificial teeth, which are supported by the crowns. These crowns are attached to the natural teeth adjacent to the gap in order to provide stability to the artificial teeth. Because the artificial teeth and crowns are designed to match your natural teeth, bridges are very natural looking. When in place, a dental bridge can improve your smile by:
- Restoring the natural volume of your face
- Improving your ability to speak, chew, and eat as normal
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
- Preventing the remaining teeth from drifting out of alignment
- Alleviating uneven stress on the bite
Dr. Jake R. Richards and Dr. Mitch J Driscoll will help you determine if a dental bridge in Pocatello, Idaho, is the best available choice to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. In most cases, it requires just two visits to our office to complete your restoration. We invite you to contact our friendly dentist and team today by calling or visiting Oak Mountain Dental to learn more. We are eager to restore your smile!