Dental BridgeAn Overview
A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge can replace a single missing tooth or may be designed to replace several consecutive missing teeth. A dental bridge is traditionally secured in place using the two adjacent teeth as stabilizing anchors.
Dr. Kerri Bourgeois helps patients choose the appropriate option for replacing their missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth is essential for restoring health and aesthetics to your smile after tooth loss. Dental bridges are custom designed to match the color and overall appearance of your natural teeth.
Implant Supported Dental Bridge
A dental bridge can be secured using dental implants. Implants improve the function of the bite and help to protect the overall oral health of the patient. Dental implant supported dental bridges are less likely to slip out of place and help to support bone and gum health. Implant supported bridges also have the advantage of avoiding the removal of healthy tooth structure as necessary for a traditional bridge.
If you already wear a dental bridge, ask Dr. Bourgeois about the possibility of receiving dental implants to secure your bridge. For qualifying patients, dental implants can improve both the natural appearance of the smile and the health of the gums and jaw bone. Dental implants help to stimulate natural bone growth and prevent further regression of the jawline.