Dental Bridges

Have you recently lost a tooth? If so, it’s important that you schedule a consultation with our dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During your appointment, Dr. Yun will be able to determine if you’re a candidate for dental bridges. Please keep in mind that we also offer other tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, to restore your smile and oral health.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about dental bridges.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge consists of a prosthetic tooth that’s anchored in place by crowns on adjacent teeth or implants. Dental bridges may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite.

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.

Advantages of Dental Bridges

One of the main advantages of a dental bridge is that we’re able to prevent the other teeth in your smile from drifting toward the empty socket. This helps prevent further tooth loss so you can continue smiling with confidence. Replacing a missing tooth will also make it easier for you to continue eating your favorite foods and being able to speak with ease.

Request an Appointment with Dr. Yun

Dr. Suk Jun Yun is an experienced dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options. To schedule an appointment, please call the NorthPointe Family Dental & Implant Center at (616) 288-6134. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.