Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic problem. Just one missing tooth can allow your remaining teeth to shift, making it difficult to chew and even affecting speech. Fixed bridges, however, are an effective solution to the problem. By filling the gap, they prevent teeth from moving and stabilize your bite, which can improve chewing function and speech articulation. Fixed bridges can also provide internal structure for your face, rounding out sunken cheeks for a more youthful appearance. If you have lost teeth from an accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a fixed bridge to restore your healthy smile.
What is a Crown & Bridge?
A bridge is simply a prosthetic tooth that attaches to adjacent (abutment) teeth with dental crowns Made to feel and look just like natural teeth, fixed bridges work without hooks or clasps and stay in the mouth permanently. They provide you with a complete set of teeth and return normal functionality. With bridges, you can maintain your oral health, as they allow you to brush and floss normally.
If healthy abutment teeth arent available, Dr. Bass may suggest dental implantsas an alternative solution. Also, if we are replacing several of your teeth with a bridge, we might recommend removable partials or implant-supported prosthesis. Call our San Luis Obispo dental office for your appointment today. After an exam and consultation, Dr. Bass can discuss the best options for you.