A dental bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A dental bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been.
A bridge usually consists of two bridges for the teeth on either side of the gap. The two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and secure the false tooth or teeth in between. Dental bridges can also be supported by natural teeth and by dental implants.
Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
If you are in need of our dental bridge services or are interested in hearing more about our restorative dental treatments, please contact our Grand Rapids dentist at (616) 288-6134. At NorthPointe Family Dental, our dental team wants to help you avoid any further issues by helping you replace missing teeth as soon as possible!