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Dental Bridges: A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile

Young woman with healthy beautiful smileIf you've lost teeth due to an accident, injury, or gum disease, Dr. Virginia Gregory can create a fixed bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of the remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function, speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.

Model of fixed bridge restoration

What is a Fixed Bridge?

A bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is bonded to the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the prosthetic tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns on either side. The style of the bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition. If healthy adjacent abutment teeth aren't available, a dental implant may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis. With proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to 10 years.

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